When thinking of coming to Reunion Island, you think of seaside beaches ... that's one of the reasons you came here after all!
Have you ever experienced, within one day, a chilly awakening amidst the towering walls of a mountainous cirque, and a lazy afternoon in the iodized sun of the beach? In Reunion, this contrasting experience is possible ... and lovely! After the efforts of a hike, you will deserve the caress of the white or black sand, and you'll delight in observing the underwater flora and fauna on one of the 17 beaches open for swimming on the west and south coasts of the island.
Beaches in the "open ocean" or along the lagoon, "in the city" or along a wilder coastline, white sand or black sand beaches, seawater pools .. there is something for everyone!
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On the most beautiful beach on the west coast of Reunion, PLANCH'ALIZE is a famous restaurant and snack, but also a wonderful place to spend an actual day of family fun! Come enjoy loungers, parasols, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rentals, an unusual way to explore the lagoon!
Stand Up Paddle board and pedalo rentals
The VISIOBUL is a small glass bottom boat which allows you to safely explore the coral reef of the marine reserve of St Gilles les Bains with your family! This unusual concept is the perfect way to approach fish in the wild without having to dive, and learn 1000 things about Nemo’s buddies! Children will learn a lot and love this feeling of being in the heart of a giant aquarium!
Glass-bottomed boat tours
As the first approved beach club in Reunion Island, the TORTUGA PARC welcomes school children from 3 TO 12 y.o. to a large playground along the lagoon of La Saline les Bains: bouncy castles, trampolines, beach and water sports! Leave your children under the supervision of qualified monitors... and take some time for yourself!
Approved beach club
La Saline les Bains
Give your children the opportunity to be the captain on a miniature boat! On the port of Saint Gilles les Bains, CAPTAIN’ MARMAILLES awaits them for a small boating trip that is well worth a ride on a merry-go-round! Playful and secure, this experience will leave happy memories for the whole family!
St Gilles les Bains
From the E-VELO store in St Leu along the bike path, cycle along the beautiful coastline of the west coast on an EAPC (Electrically-Assisted-Pedal-Cycle)! Give your family an unforgettable experience, the small ones in a in a child carrier or in a trailer, the bigger kids on their own EAPC (from 8 years), you may be lucky enough to see whales in winter!
Electric bikes for the whole family
Families with young children may prefer the beaches facing the lagoon, protected by the coral reef; here, no "big fish", shallow swimming areas and many portions patrolled by lifeguards present at the emergency stations. In the shade of casuarinas, you can look after your offspring on the sand and in the water (sunscreen, rash vest and shoes recommended), or take time for yourself by entrusting them to an approved beach club which will take care of them for a few hours.
For an "adventure" family expedition, embark everyone in transparent kayaks, ideal for exploring the coral fauna, the small tropical fish and corals that unfold before your eyes without risking of breaking this fragile ecosystem. Or you can just go for the classic paddle boat that will allow parents to find their inner child.
To enjoy the Creole atmosphere of the traditional weekend picnics, do not hesitate to bring your snacks under the palmtrees of the beach of Grande Anse or the casuarinas of the beach in l'Ermitage les Bains. Typical and highly recommended!