The best volcanic beaches on Reunion Island


Reunion Island It is one of the most attractive destinations in the world thanks to its beaches and the natural landscapes that surround them. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, this place gives off a very special magic by combining various elements such as volcanic rocks, sand, sea, flora, fauna, tropical forests and a lot of other wonders. Its beaches are highly visited by surf lovers and its mountains by those of paragliding since it is usually very windy practically throughout the island.

There are different types of beaches with different characteristics, all of them very attractive and perfect depending on the type of tourism you are looking for and what you want from each beach. The most striking are, in my opinion, the volcanic ones, which have great beauty just like any other volcanic area. These are the two best volcanic beaches on Reunion Island:

Boucan Canot Beach


Is a huge beach where you can both see someone surfing and another area where meditation is done or relaxation techniques are carried out. It is long and wide, so it is divided into small areas so that each visitor is in the one that most interests them. In the bathing area there are watchmen since it is a dangerous beach with strong waves and a current that can sometimes be a little violent. In the surf area there is no surveillance and only surfers of any level can swim, but only surfers. If you do not go with your board you will not be able to bathe in that area, although in addition to surfing you can also do other water sports. One of the most beautiful things this beach has is a spectacular coral reef that is a few meters from the shore.

L’Hermitage Beach


Here you will have a little of everything as this volcanic beach is joined by a small path of white sand with the beach of Trou d’eau, so you have two different beaches in the same place. L’Hermitage beach is much quieter than Boucan Canot beach, especially since its surf is not as strong nor is there as much risk when it comes to swimming. There is a pine forest that surrounds the beach, ideal for sunny days since you can go through the shade from time to time and from which you will have the best views since it is on top of the beach and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lagoon.

The Reunion Island, a small paradise (April 2021)


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