Roches Noires may refer to:
- Roches Noires, Morocco, an arrondissement of eastern Casablanca, in the Aïn Sebaâ - Hay Mohammadi district of the Grand Casablanca region of Morocco.
- Roches Noires, Mauritius, a village in the district of Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius
Roches Noires in Rivière du Rempart with its 5,733 habitants is located about 14 mi (or 23 km) East of Port Louis, the country's capital town.
Roche Noires Roches Noires is exclusively a residential area along the East coast of Mauritius Island where most bungalows and villas are secondary residences; making it an ideal hideaway for those seeking peace & tranquility, away from urban buzz.
This part of the East coast of Mauritius is peculiar as it consists of several secluded tiny coves of white beach ensuring privacy and intimacy. The lagoon is several kilometers long and magnificent with myriads of greens and blues.
Roches Noires pleases the sportsmen also as within a 20 minute drive towards the East, one can kitesurf (school and rental centre nearby,) play Golf on superb 18-hole courses of “Links” in “Belle Mare” or the “Ile aux Cerfs” championship course. In “Trou-d’eau-Douce” it is also possible to join a sailing boat trip or rent a power boat.
In terms of restaurants and greengrocers the region is now better geared. There are several supermarkets in the village. Rempart can be reached within 5-7 minutes drive where one can get buses and taxi to various places like Port Louis, Grand Baie, Triolet, Flacq, Goodlands and others.
The places to visit in Roches Noires are the "La Cave Madame" in the Royal Road, the public beach and also Pointe de Roches Noires also known as "La mer Milles" with a wonderful view. In several places around Roches Noires, the reef is less than 50 metres from the shore, and waves come crashing in even on a quiet day.
There is little to do around Pointe de Roches Noires apart from gazing at the majestic power of the east coast waves, and down on the beach it is sometimes difficult even to hold a normal conversation due to the sound of the waves.
The beach as such is actually not a bad one – the fine sand and crystal clear water is all there – but the proximity to the reef makes swimming here a rather dangerous sport.
There are some quiet areas further to the south, towards Poste Lafayette and the residential areas, but swimming at the tip of Pointe de Roches Noires should be avoided at all times.
Apart from the odd fisherman, you will rarely find any people around here, and the whole stretch is pleasantly quiet for the most part of the year. Consequently this also means a lack of facilities, such as restrooms and showers, however, the odd snack food vendor sometimes stop by in the north parts.
Access the beach on foot from Poste Lafayette, or by car from the gravel in the north. There is a small path (pictured) from the north parking area, leading down to the main stretch of the actual beach, and from here it is possible to venture on some beach trekking all the way down to Poste Lafayette.
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