• In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 27° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 28° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There will be 10 days of very light rain with an average of 1.0mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 58%.

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Beaches of Saint Leu, La Reunion

Saint Leu, located on the western coast of La Réunion Island in Eastern Africa, is a picturesque town known for its beautiful beaches and stunning coastal areas. The island itself is a French overseas territory and offers a unique blend of European and African culture. With its warm, tropical climate and diverse landscapes ranging from white sandy beaches to lush rainforests and volcanic peaks, Saint Leu is an ideal destination for beach lovers. Here are some of the best beaches and coastal areas to explore in and around Saint Leu.

La Pointe au Sel, La Reunion

La Pointe au Sel, La Reunion

Located just south of Saint Leu, La Pointe au Sel is a scenic rocky area with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The coastline here features dramatic cliffs made of basalt rock formations that contrast beautifully with the turquoise blue waters. While not ideal for swimming due to the strong waves and currents, this area is perfect for nature lovers who want to enjoy coastal walks or take in the breathtaking scenery.

The climate in Saint Leu is typically warm and tropical with high humidity levels throughout the year. Average temperatures range between 22°C (71°F) during cooler months (June to September) and 28°C (82°F) during warmer months (December to March). Rainfall is more common during the summer months (October to April) but can occur at any time of year.

For those planning a beach holiday in La Pointe au Sel, the best time to visit would be from May to September when temperatures are milder and rainfall less frequent. This period also sees calmer ocean conditions making it more suitable for water activities such as snorkeling or diving.

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Other Beaches & Coastal Areas

In addition to La Pointe au Sel, there are several other notable beaches and coastal areas in Saint Leu worth exploring:

  • La Plage de Saint Leu: The main beach of Saint Leu, this is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The sandy beach is protected by a coral reef making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. It's also a popular spot for surfing, with several surf schools offering lessons.

  • Le Souffleur: A unique natural attraction located between La Pointe au Sel and Saint Leu, Le Souffleur is a coastal blowhole formed by waves crashing against the basalt cliffs. When the sea is rough, water is forced through the hole creating a powerful jet of water that can reach heights of up to 10 meters.

  • L'Etang-Salé Beach: Located south of Saint Leu, L'Etang-Salé Beach is known for its unusual black sand composed of volcanic minerals. The beach is popular for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing thanks to its powerful waves.

When planning your beach holiday in Saint Leu, be sure to take into account the local climate and choose the best time to visit depending on your preferred activities. With its diverse range of beaches and coastal areas, there's something in this beautiful region to suit everyone's tastes.

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