Tamarin Beach
Tamarin Beach is especially popular with the locals. Tourists know this beach as a departure point for dolphin trips and angling tours, but it is also appreciated by surfers, particularly in the Mauritian winter between June and August. Among the vegetation next to the beach is a picnic area where it gets busy at the weekends. The tides have a large influence on the appearance of the beach which has a sunset worth seeing in the evenings.

Tamarin Beach - Popular destination for surfers, locals and dolphin-lovers

Tamarin Beach is the town beach of the town of the same name in the west of the island. The beach can be reached easily by foot, bus or car and you will find mainly locals here on this public beach. It is characterised by the numerous boats anchored here, surfers and a clear view of the unique mountain range of the island.

Tourists come mainly to Tamarin Beach because it is the starting point for guided dolphin watching tours and angling excursions. The beach is also popular with surfers, particularly in the Mauritian winter between June and August. The waves here are suitable for surfers of any ability and there is also a surfing school where you can hire equipment and book lots of courses.

All year round locals come to the beach to enjoy some relaxed time with their families in the shade of the trees. In the evenings they will often round off the day with a small campfire whilst listening to music.

Tamarin Beach is nearly 1½ kilometres in length and merges with a river. The tides have left their mark on the beach over the last few years. A large area of the beach is submerged at high tide and some parts of the beach at the northern end are not accessible then. From the beach you have a great view of the impressive sunset and also of the bizarre rocky landscape of Mauritius.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    2/10
  • Family
    3/10
  • Water sport
    9/10
  • Party
    1/10
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Tamarin Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 2/10 points
Place 24 of 24
This beach is not suitable for relaxation seekers as there is not really anything here.
Family: 3/10 points
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Unfortunately this beach has not much to offer for families to spend an enjoyable day here.
Water sports: 9/10 points
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This beach is a well-known hotspot for surfers from all over the world.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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7/10
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5/10
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2/10
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3/10
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< 14 Years
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French
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Also available:
Canoe, Stand-up paddling
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Tamarin Bay Surf School
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Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Dolphin Watching, Wake Board, Waterski

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  • sharp stones
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  • Big waves
  • Sharp shells
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