Windlass Bight Beach

Swimming, strolling, and sunning, this shore is great no matter what your favorite beachside activity is.

Situated on the island of Anegada, 2.4 miles northwest of The Settlement, Windlass Bight Beach is on the North edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider going off the beaten path to Windlass Bight Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is set in a half-moon bay with light golden sand backed with lush green shrubs, and leading out to bright blue waters. \

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you favor beaches that bring visitors a calm place to escape, then you should enjoy Windlass Bight Beach; it's hidden away within a less urban area of Anegada.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of Anegada. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Keel Point Cottages, which is found only a short distance away. Some guests will want to walk here, while others will choose to take a cab out to this property, one of the most conveniently located hotels near Windlass Bight Beach, despite there not being too many other close-by places of interest.

Cities and Towns

The nearest region of Anegada to Windlass Bight Beach is The Settlement. This destination is only two and a half miles from the shore, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. The Settlement is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While beach-goers generally won't find very many accommodations nearby, those options closest to Windlass Bight Beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Windlass Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Keel Point Cottages 2.0 mi. W Cottages
Big Bamboo Cottages 2.1 mi. E Cottages
Anegada Beach Club 2.2 mi. W Hotel
Anegada Reef Hotel 2.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Neptune's Treasure 2.8 mi. WSW Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Big Bamboo Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their chicken and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Windlass Bight Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Big Bamboo Restaurant (284) 495-2019 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. E
Lobster Trap (284) 495-9466 Caribbean, International Informal 2.2 mi. W
Whispering Pines -- Caribbean -- 2.2 mi. E
Anegada Reef Hotel Restaurant (284) 495-8002 Eclectic Very Casual 2.6 mi. WSW
Potter's by the Sea (284) 495-9182 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.6 mi. WSW
Flash of Beauty Restaurant (284) 495-8014 Caribbean Very Casual 2.7 mi. E
Neptune's Treasure Restaurant (284) 495-9439 International Informal 2.8 mi. WSW
Pam's Kitchen (284) 495-9237 International Very Casual 2.8 mi. WSW
Cow Wreck Restaurant (284) 495-8047 Caribbean Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Pomato Point Restaurant (284) 495-9466 Caribbean Very Casual 3.7 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Anegada you might like besides Windlass Bight Beach.

There's plenty to see and do in the Virgin Islands, so visiting Windlass Bight Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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