The Tamarin Beach is situated at the bay of Tamarin between Flic en Flac and the village of Black River.
The sight of the Tamarin beach including also the Tamarain bay and the Black River mountain range in the background is quite impressive and makes a visit to the beach worthwhile.
The sand of the Tamarin bay is yellowish and consists of soft sand mixed with little stones. The sea in this area is clear from corals, stones and sea urchins.
The river of Tamarin cuts the beach in two parts. You can pass from one part to the other by crossing the river by foot.
Furthermore, the Tamarin bay has no coral reef protecting most of it, so on many occasions when the sea is rough outside the reef, the bay’s waters are also rough. It is worth noting that the lack of reef protection may lead to strong sea currents and rough seas, so caution should be exercised when entering the water.
Nevertheless, the Tamarin Bay is famous among surfers as the medium waves (about 1 metre) are suitable for surfing and bodyboarding. The bay is also great for bathing in the shallow waters.
The Tamarin Beach is quite empty during the week while during the weekends many locals come to the beach with their families. On Friday and Saturday night, it is very popular to come and set-up a campfire along the beach and the Tamarin bay.