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 area is also a popular place for picnics and visitors can enjoy cold drinks at the bar.
Located in Cove Bay, 0.8 miles south of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout Anguilla are usually fairly quiet, but at Cove Bay your experience will be different.
Parking lots are available for easy access to Cove Bay.
Located on the west end of Anguilla, Cove Bay Beach is a sandy white beach flanked by Cove Pond and the Bay itself. It's the only major beach on Anguilla which isn't peppered with hotels and resorts, which makes it a great beach to soak up the natural beauty of the Caribbean shores. It is midway between Rendezvous Bay and Maundays Bay. The surf is moderate and good for water sports.
The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.
Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be offered here for guests seeking a break from the hot sun. Cove Bay is a popular beach destination but that doesn't mean it's overly crowded or noisy. It is generally a laid-back and peaceful beach where visitors can simply relax.
You should remember that Cove Bay is in an area which is highly urbanized, which means the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.
Visitors to Cove Bay can rent beach equipment like floats, umbrellas, and mats - everything needed for a leisurely day at the beach. There is also ample parking.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Anguilla's South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Wallblake House (found six miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Anguilla's interesting past.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Devonish Art Gallery||Art Gallery||0.8 mi.||W||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort Golf Course||Golf Course||1.4 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery||Art Gallery||1.4 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||1.5 mi.||NNE||Anguilla|
|Tennis Club||2.8 mi.||E||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||3.7 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||3.7 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Old Salt Factory and Pump House||Historical Site||3.7 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Warden's Place||Historical Site||5.9 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Savannah Gallery||Art Gallery||5.9 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Wallblake House||Museum||6.0 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|The Galleria at World Art and Antiques||Art Gallery||6.2 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
Blowing Point is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Blowing Point is a quick trip away, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.
Since this beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it usually isn't very difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the options closest to Cove Bay.
|Paradise Cove Resort||0.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Cap Juluca||0.5 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Anacaona Boutique Hotel||0.6 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Frangipani Beach Resort||0.7 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Turtle's Nest Beach Resort||0.7 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Viceroy Anguilla||0.8 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Nathan's Cove||0.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Carimar Beach Club||1.0 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Malliouhana Hotel & Spa||1.2 mi.||N||Hotel|
|CuisinArt Resort & Spa||1.4 mi.||ENE||Resort|
A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Garden Terrace Café. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.
|Garden Terrace Café||(264) 497-6603||Caribbean||Informal||0.4 mi.||E|
|Smokey's at the Cove||(264) 497-6582||Caribbean||Informal||0.4 mi.||E|
|Blue Beachfront Bistro||(888) 858-5822||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.5 mi.||SW|
|Pimms||(264) 497-6666||Caribbean, European, Fusion||Fine Dining||0.5 mi.||SW|
|Spice||(888) 858-5822||Middle Eastern||Fine Dining||0.5 mi.||SW|
|(264) 497-6827||Italian||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||NW|
|Firefly Restaurant||(264) 497-6827||Caribbean||Informal||0.6 mi.||NW|
|Ocean Echo||(264) 498-5454||International||Informal||0.8 mi.||NNW|
|Straw Hat Restaurant||(264) 497-8300||Pan Asian / Pacific Rim||Informal||0.8 mi.||NNW|
|Jacala Beach Restaurant||(264) 498-5888||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||0.8 mi.||NNW|
|Aleta||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||0.8 mi.||NW|
|Bamboo Bar & Grill||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.8 mi.||NW|
Cove Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit in Anguilla.
Another location you may want to try is Sandy Point Beach, which is located within a short distance.
While Anguilla has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Cove Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.
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