Baie St Anne is an attractive little town on a wide bay that faces out towards La Digue island. It is near here you'll find the jetty for boats between Praslin, Mahe and La Digue, but the town itself has a sleepy charm that makes it a pleasant place to stop for your shopping or to pick up a takeaway.
Spread along the picturesque waterfront there are two supermarkets, a petrol station and a couple of self catering apartments, as well as an excellent takeaway called Coco Rouge, which offers great Creole food at a fraction of the price (50SCR / portion) you'd pay for a resort meal - it's also possible to dine in their restaurant for a little more. There's also a basic electronics shop and a school.
Across the water you will see boats floating in the calm waters and in front of the town is a small beach, Anse Madge, which is best visited at low tide.
If you follow the road around the bay to the north you'll reach Anse Takamaka (one of three beaches called 'Anse Takamaka' on the island!) and the Ile Des Palmes hotel. This is an attractive eco resort with views out to the mouth of the bay. Again there is little beach here at high tide, but a great view from the hotel's pool and raised decking by the bar.