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Flic en Flac Beach

Flic en Flac Beach is located 14 miles (22 km) from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, which is in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The name Flic en Flac is thought to come from an older Dutch name “Fried Landt Flaak,” meaning Free and Flat Land. Dead coral washes up on the beach,…read more »

Flic en Flac Beach is located 14 miles (22 km) from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, which is in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The name Flic en Flac is thought to come from an older Dutch name “Fried Landt Flaak,” meaning Free and Flat Land. Dead coral washes up on the beach, so be sure to wear shoes to protect your feet from this sharp detritus. Night clubs can make the area lively at night. Lonely Planet called Flic en Flac beach “still one of the best in Mauritius.” An EarthSky stargazer described the area in 2016 as a “large public beach, deserted at night. Trees block the light pollution from the back. Best for viewing in the direction West.”

Deborah Byrd