Nouméa is a city geared towards the lagoon, the Caledonian capital being one of the most liveable cities. Indulge yourself with a day at the beach, between Anse Vata and the Baie des Citrons (Lemon Bay). On the seafront, you can enjoy all water sports in one day.
Indulge yourself with a day at the BeachVoir plus
Le Fare du Palm Beach at Anse Vata is a popular address with Caledonians. Every morning, Nouméans meet there for gentle awakening with a typical French breakfast with croissant, bread and coffee, along with a fresh-fruit cocktail. A good way to start the day! For the hungriest, Le Fare offers an American breakfast that will settle you until the evening.
Kayaking or windsurfing at the beach
Anse Vata is the windiest beach in Nouméa. It is not uncommon to come across Caledonian windsurfers making elegant trips in windsurf. You can also try this out by taking a class on the beach. If you don’t want as much action then kayak or paddle boarding is for you. Several providers on the beach offer introductory courses and the equipment.
An aquarium on the beach
Between Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata Bay, do not miss a visit to the Aquarium of the Lagoons. This is a new aquarium facing the sea, whose several rooms enable visitors to discover all the richness of the New Caledonian lagoon. The hall of fluorescent corals and the outdoor tub with turtles are musts. The aquarium has another peculiarity: all pools are illuminated by natural light.
Baie des Citrons
Do not look for lemons or Lemon trees, you wont find any! This quieter cove is an ideal spot for afternoon sunbathing, peeping, and for small dips in the water. The city has installed rafts on the water, to relax even more freely. Take flippers, mask and snorkel to admire the seabed on either side of the beach.
Nouméa's most beautiful beaches
- Anse Vata
- Baie des Citrons
- The Rocher à la voile
- The Château Royal / Meridien beach
- The Sainte Marie beach (nautical base)
- Kuendu Beach
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