After Pereybère, the road continues northwards, leaving behind the tourist hustle and bustle of the "local Saint-Tropez". The coast becomes wilder, the wind gently rises, the beaches become rarer and form small creeks between the points of basalt rock. Here, the lagoon is nuanced with extraordinary tones and the view of the Northern Islands (Coin de Mire with its high cliffs, Plate Island, and, in the distance, Round Island and Snake Island) is magical. We arrive at Cap Malheureux, so named because of the many shipwrecks that occurred on the reef. The tiny village stands at the tip, facing the famous red roofed church highlighted on all the tourist brochures. It smells like peace and rest, with a nice atmosphere of the end of the world. To swim, stop 1 km before heading for the small beach facing the Coin de Mire hotel or, further on, on the pretty sandy beaches that extend the villas of rich Mauritian individuals (some are for rent). Only a practical disadvantage can mar a stay in this section of the island: from Cap Malheureux to Grand Gaube, buses and especially shops are scarcer. It is therefore necessary to travel a few kilometres to do your shopping and a means of transport (even a bicycle) is recommended. Tourists passing through will stop at least for the famous postcard church and, a little further south, for a walk in the pretty marine cemetery.
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