1 | Shoal Bay
Shoal Bay is one of the most popular beaches on Anguilla. Not that any beach here could be called crowded, but you're certain to catch at least a few other people enjoy the sugar sand and crystalline waters of Shoal Bay.
Interested guests can find this beach on the northeastern outskirts of the neighborhood of Shoal Bay East, three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) north-northeast of the center of the Valley.
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1 | Dropsey Bay Beach
With shallow water, various rock formations, and a long arching coast, Dropsey Bay Beach has plenty for visitors to explore. And visitors to Dropsey Bay Beach should be ready for an adventure, as the secluded location of the beach and the long drive required is definitely not intended for those looking for an easy-access beach.
This beach is a short distance away south west of the center of East End.
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1 | Road Bay
Road Bay is not just a beach, it's a destination. It's full of life and it's definitely a boaters haven as it is a commercial port area.
Head north for 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the center of Blowing Point to get to this beach.
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2 | Sandy Ground Beach
Sandy Ground Beach is one of the most popular beaches in all of Anguilla. This strip of sand is busy day and night with its many piers and just as numerous bars and nightlife options.
Travel a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Road Bay to reach this beach.
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1 | Barnes Bay
Barnes Bay is a serene stretch of coastline with the kind of soft white sand you dream of sinking your toes into. It's a perfect beach for snorkeling and it's location allows for a fantastic view of the sun setting over the water.
Head three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the west-southwest from the center of Meads Bay to find this beach.
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2 | Meads Bay
A bustling beach, Mead's Bay boasts more than one resort upon it's shores. It's a vibrant beach with lots to do and perfect white velvet sand.
This beach is situated in Meads Bay, a half mile (less than a kilometer) to the east-northeast of Barnes Bay.
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Thanks to it being the home of Anguilla's ferry port, most people expect the beaches of Blowing Point to be quite busy. This isn't always the case. The strip of sand to the west of the dock is relatively calm and secluded, often favored by locals and tourists for a day trip that includes some swimming and a picnic lunch. The other beaches in this area are closer to resorts and they tend to be a little… more…
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1 | Little Harbour
Little Harbour is aptly named. It's not a big beach or a long one.
Interested visitors will find this beach one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) east of the center of Blowing Point.
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1 | Maundays Bay Beach
Maundays Bay is a popular beach for tourists, with lots of nearby accommodations. Low-key visitors can simply relax on an expanse of warm sand or take a stroll down by the water's edge.
Interested guests can find this beach one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the south-southwest of the center of Meads Bay.
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1 | Cove Bay
The long beach is also perfect for strolling along the water's edge or sunning. Be sure to check out the new pier, built for fishing boats and sightseeing.
This beach is in the heart of the neighborhood of Cove Bay, only 0.8 miles (1.3 km) south of the center of Meads Bay.
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1 | Merrywing Bay Beach
Practically connected to Rendezvous Bay Beach, this less popular sibling offers the same coast, same water, and same sand with a bit less crowds, making Merrywing Bay Beach a popular choice for those looking for a convenient peaceful beach.
This beach is located in the southwestern part of the neighborhood of Rendezvous Bay, one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half) to the southeast of the center of Meads Bay.
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1 | Sherricks Bay Beach
Completely undeveloped and the victim of erosion, Sherricks Bay Beach is a bit rockier than most beaches in Anguilla. However, while there is not much exploring or swimming to do here, it is a great location for a private picnic, taking pictures of the islands on the horizon, or simply taken in the sounds and feel of the strong sea-breeze.
Make your way south west for two miles (three and a half kilometers) from the center of Meads Bay to find this beach.
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2 | Shoal Bay West
The calm waters of Shoal Bay West are excellent for swimming and snorkeling, with coral reefs just off the shore. Occasionally there is a crowd here due to day-trippers from St. Martin, but it's typically a quiet beach.
Found on the western outskirts of Shoal Bay West, this beach is a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Sherricks Bay Beach.
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1 | Island Harbour
Island Harbour is not just a beautiful beach. It's a great destination, with local history, restaurants, fishing, and a beach-side bar.
This beach is approximately a mile and a half (approximately three kilometers) to the north of the center of East End.
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2 | Scilly Cay Beach
Part of the Scilly Cay Restaurant property, Scilly Cay Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Anguilla. Heading over to Scilly Cay will give you the experience of a luxurious private-island resort without the price (though buying lunch on the island is about $100 per couple).
You will be able to find this beach a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Island Harbour.
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1 | Captain's Bay
If isolation and serenity are what you seek in a beach, Captain's Bay is your own personal paradise. However, the surf is too rough and the undertow too strong for swimming and water sports, unless you're a dare devil.
This beach is located within traveling range from the Valley, approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the northeast of the center of East End.
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1 | Junks Hole
On the eastern end of Savannah Bay, Junk's Hole boasts wonderfully calm waters and soft sand. It's a less crowded Beach on Anguilla, but it's becoming increasingly popular.
This beach is located a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) to the northeast of the center of East End.
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Even in the Caribbean, where beaches rule, Anguilla's beaches are known for being the best of the best. Soft, brilliant-white sands stretch out against clear blue waters. While there are other things to do on the island, spending time in the sand and surf is the number-one reason to come here. In spite of Anguilla's small size, it boasts more than 30 spectacular beaches. All beaches are open to the public, though some… more…
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1 | Sile Bay Beach
Encompassing two arcs moving away from each other, Sile Bay Beach features two coves and a sandy point right in the center. This unique makeup makes this already secluded beach even more private due to its nearly endless curving coast. Visitors will always have plenty of room to themselves as they enjoy the gentle waters and views of the Atlantic.
Guests will find this beach within traveling range of the Valley, about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) to the east-northeast of the center of East End.
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1 | Sandy Hill
Sandy Hill is a great place to go snorkeling. Though its small and pretty rocky, there's a good amount of smooth sandy spots to sunbathe.
Make your way south west for 1.0 mile (1.7 km) from the center of East End to reach this beach.
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1 | Mimi Bay
Stretched out on the end of a long and fairly obscure dirt road, Mimi Bay is a serene beach, tucked away and usually very quiet. Sometimes there are strong currents and very high waves because this beach faces the open Atlantic, so don't swim alone.
The center of East End is located about three quarters of a mile (about a kilometer) west-northwest of this beach.
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1 | Sandy Island Beach
Barbecues, cabanas, cold drinks and the sun are what defines Sandy Island Beach. While the island was once known only to a few lucky travelers, the addition of some low impact tourist development has made this into a must do for guests who can make their way here.
This beach is within traveling range of Sandy Ground Village, three miles (four and a half kilometers) northwest of the center of Blowing Point.
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