Mouli lagoon and beach, OuvéaMouli lagoon and beach, Ouvéa
©Mouli lagoon and beach, Ouvéa|Aquabumps

Top 5 most beautiful beaches

of New Caledonia

Amidst islands of untamed splendour, hidden coves, and extensive stretches of pristine white sands, New Caledonia’s beaches extend a serene invitation to unwind, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Explore the beaches

of New Caledonia

Picture the idyllic beaches of the South Pacific, boasting soft white sands and glistening turquoise waters. These beaches hold a special place in the hearts of the locals, offering opportunities for family outings, picnics, thrilling kite and windsurfing adventures, or leisurely sunset strolls. While Nouméa’s beaches draw the most visitors, tranquil and undiscovered shores await at every corner of Grande Terre, Île des Pins, and the Loyalty Islands. Each beach possesses its own unique charm, ensuring you’ll discover your personal haven for relaxation. Join us as we unveil the top 5 most exquisite beaches in New Caledonia, from Ouvéa to Nouméa!

Kuto Beach

The Islands

Easily accessible, tranquil, and rejuvenating, the bay of Kuto stretches for several blissful kilometres. Keep a keen eye out! Turtles often grace the scene, delighting visitors young and old alike. When cruise ships dock, the bay springs to life with local crafts stands. Traditional dance performances, such as the Pilou, are also a treat to behold. As the day winds down, Kuto Bay regains its serenity, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset drink at Kou Bugny.

Turtle Bay

West Coast

Accessible by road via the “sentier des Trois baies” (Three Bays Trail), Turtle Bay is a must-visit destination when exploring the Bourail region. The beach derives its name from the numerous loggerhead turtles that arrive here annually between November and February to nest. The bay boasts an abundance of endemic columnar pines unique to New Caledonia. Enjoy a picnic while admiring the breathtaking scenery. For swimming, venture to Poé Beach, as the currents in Turtle Bay can be treacherous.

Mouli Beach

The Islands

Nestled on Ouvéa, one of the Loyalty Islands, Mouli Beach unfolds as an expansive strip of fine white sand kissed by turquoise waters on one side and fringed by swaying coconut palms on the other. Stretching over several kilometres, it’s a perfect setting for leisurely strolls and relaxation. Le Paradis d’Ouvéa, a resort hotel, offers a refreshing stopover, with its gaze fixed on the lagoon. Further inland, the Mouli bridge promises photographic delights.



The capital city of Nouméa boasts its own collection of picturesque beaches, and among them, Anse-Vata stands as a favourite for families and water sports enthusiasts. Families flock here for picnics and swimming, while watersports enthusiasts relish in windsurfing and kitesurfing adventures. Anse-Vata is also the departure point for taxi-boats heading to Îlot Canard (Duck Island) and Îlot Maître.

Kiki Beach

The Islands

Long kept as a hidden gem, Kiki Beach has become an increasingly sought-after treasure. Tucked away on Lifou, one of the Loyalty Islands, these secluded coves rest at the foot of towering cliffs, accessible after a scenic 30-minute forest walk.