Loblolly Bay

Voted one of the best beaches in the world, Loblolly Bay beach on Anegada offers a long stretch of uncrowded, soft white sand. Shallow waters are perfect for casual swimming and snorkeling, with a 50-foot walkout into the clear blue ocean. Occasional local beach bars and restaurants dot what is a largely quiet island that emphasizes an unspoiled beach life.

Located near the middle of the island of Anegada, 1.4 miles north of The Settlement, Loblolly Bay is on the North West coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Loblolly Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided by the few roads on the island, which extends from the airport. Signage is provided, but guests should travel toward the Big Bamboo Bar and Restaurant, which lies directly on the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach offers more than nine miles of stretch of white, soft sand and is surrounded by light tropical shrubbery and seagrapes, which provide excellent shade. Calm turquoise waters make for exquisite swimming and snorkeling, though the extensive stretch of shallow ocean is perfect for simply lounging about.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the North West coast of Anegada. Accommodations nearby include the Big Bamboo Cottages, which is a quarter mile to the northwest, and is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from Loblolly Bay, despite the lack of additional attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns

The nearest section on Anegada to Loblolly Bay is The Settlement. This location is just a mile and a half from the coast, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. The Settlement is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers won't find very many places to stay in the area, those accommodations closest to Loblolly Bay can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Loblolly Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Big Bamboo Cottages 0.3 mi. NW Cottages
Keel Point Cottages 4.2 mi. W Cottages
Anegada Beach Club 4.4 mi. W Hotel
Anegada Reef Hotel 4.7 mi. W Hotel
Neptune's Treasure 5.0 mi. W Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Whispering Pines. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Loblolly Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Whispering Pines -- Caribbean -- 0.0 mi. NNW
Big Bamboo Restaurant (284) 495-2019 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. NW
Flash of Beauty Restaurant (284) 495-8014 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Lobster Trap (284) 495-9466 Caribbean, International Informal 4.4 mi. W
Anegada Reef Hotel Restaurant (284) 495-8002 Eclectic Very Casual 4.7 mi. W
Potter's by the Sea (284) 495-9182 Caribbean, International Very Casual 4.7 mi. W
Neptune's Treasure Restaurant (284) 495-9439 International Informal 5.0 mi. W
Pam's Kitchen (284) 495-9237 International Very Casual 5.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Anegada besides Loblolly Bay worth visiting.

Maybe Loblolly Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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