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.