La Preneuse

Alt La Preneuse Beach, Mauritius
La Preneuse Beach, Mauritius

La Preneuse is a public beach in western coast of the island Mauritius in the district of Rivière Noire located in the village of Black River. It was named after a French ship, the frigate Preneuse, which served as a commerce raider at Isle de France (as Mauritius was then known) and was also involved in a naval battle with the British in the 18th century. The beach is home to the best preserved Martello tower in Mauritius.[1]


  1. ^ Dodd, Jan (2004), Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles, Lonely Planet, ISBN 1-74059-301-4

Coordinates: 20°21′14″S 57°21′58″E / 20.354°S 57.366°E / -20.354; 57.366