Map of Beaches in Anguilla

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.

Situated on the northeastern outskirts of the neighborhood of Shoal Bay East, this beach is located 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.

Visitors will be able to find this beach within traveling distance of the Valley, 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.

The center of Blowing Point is located a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the south of 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.

Head a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Road Bay to get to 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.

The center of Meads Bay is located three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the east-northeast of 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 in Meads Bay, 0.6 miles (0.9 km) east-northeast of Barnes Bay.

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Blowing Point

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.

This beach is located within traveling range from Blowing Point, 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.

This beach is situated one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) 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.

Situated near the heart of the neighborhood of Cove Bay, this beach is located three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the 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.

Visitors can find this beach one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half) 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.

From the center of Meads Bay, go two miles (three and a half kilometers) south west to get to 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.

Situated in the western part of Shoal Bay West, this beach is located 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.

Travelers will be able to find this beach in the heart of the neighborhood of Island Harbour, 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).

When coming from Island Harbour, go a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) to the northeast to get to this beach.

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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 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.

Travelers can find this beach a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) northeast of the center of East End.

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The Valley

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.

Interested guests will find this beach within traveling distance of the Valley, about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) 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 about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) to the south west 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.

This beach is on the eastern outskirts of East End, just 0.7 miles (1.1 km) east-southeast of the center of East End.

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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 can be found within easy traveling distance from Sandy Ground Village, three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the northwest of the center of Blowing Point.

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This map shows the location of 31 beaches in Anguilla.

Click on the colored pins to explore the map to learn more about the points shown on the map, or to zoom in for a close-up view of that particular area. Another alternative is to interact with the map by using the following table. Pick a place that interests you, and just click on the colored dot in the left column, or click on the location summary shown in the far right column.

Points of Interest Near Anguilla
Click to Show Name (Click to Read Article) Area/Vicinity (Click to Show on Map)
Anguilla's Shoal Bay 3.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central the Valley
Barnes Bay 0.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Meads Bay
Blackgarden Bay Beach 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central the Valley
Blowing Point Beach 0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point
Captain's Bay 2.4 mi. Northeast of Central East End
Corito Bay Beach 1.6 mi. South of Central the Valley
Cove Bay 0.8 mi. South of Central Meads Bay
Crocus Bay Central Anguilla
Dropsey Bay Beach 1.9 mi. South West of Central East End
Elsie Bay Beach 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central the Valley
Forest Bay North Forest Bay, Central Anguilla
Island Harbour 1.7 mi. North of Central East End
Junks Hole 1.3 mi. Northeast of Central East End
Katouche Bay Beach North Hill Village, Central Anguilla
Limestone Bay Beach Central Anguilla
Little Bay Central Anguilla
Little Harbour 1.2 mi. East of Central Blowing Point
Maundays Bay Beach 1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Meads Bay
Meads Bay 0.2 mi. South West of Central Meads Bay
Merrywing Bay Beach 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central Meads Bay
Mimi Bay 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central East End
Rendezvous Bay 1.3 mi. West of Central Blowing Point
Road Bay 1.4 mi. North of Central Blowing Point
Sandy Ground Beach Sandy Ground Village, Central Anguilla
Sandy Hill 1.0 mi. South West of Central East End
Sandy Island Beach 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Blowing Point
Sandy Point Beach 0.5 mi. South of Central Blowing Point
Scilly Cay Beach 1.9 mi. North of Central East End
Sherricks Bay Beach 0.4 mi. West of Central Shoal Bay West
Shoal Bay West 2.0 mi. South West of Central Meads Bay
Sile Bay Beach 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central East End

 

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