Cove Bay

Photo credit: © Steven Tak
 

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 want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Anguilla will probably like Cove Bay. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Parking lots are available for easy access to Cove Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Enjoy the use of picnic tables——a perk even for those who don't want to dine here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. 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.

Even so, you ought to be sensitive to the fact that even if visitors here find some amenities available at Cove Bay, it happens to be located in an area that sees many visitors. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it will be an appropriate motivator to make plans to visit for times when there are less people, for example showing up earlier in the day. If you come later, you possibly find all of the services being already claimed by other guests.

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach 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.

Historic attractions, including Old Salt Factory and Pump House, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Cove Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Anguilla's past, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, this site can be found three and a half miles from this place of historical significance.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cove Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. W Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NNE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 1.4 mi. ENE Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 2.6 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 2.9 mi. E Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery 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
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 5.9 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 6.0 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 6.5 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Cove Bay is near Blowing Point, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Blowing Point, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Blowing Point is not far away, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Cove Bay will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't very tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are looking to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the closest options to Cove Bay.

Accommodations near Cove Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Cove Resort 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Villa Sheriva at Sheriton Estates 0.4 mi. W Villa complex
Cap Juluca 0.5 mi. SW Resort
The Reef 0.6 mi. E 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 Resort
Sur La Plage 0.8 mi. NW Villa complex
Meads Bay Beach Villas 0.8 mi. N Villa complex
Bella Blu 0.8 mi. N Villa complex

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Anguilla's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Garden Terrace Café. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Cove Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Garden Terrace Café (264) 497-6603 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. E
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
Cips by Cipriani (264) 497-6666 Caribbean, Italian Informal 0.6 mi. SW
The Yacht Club Restaurant (264) 498-2300 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.6 mi. E
Sharky's Restaurant (264) 729-0059 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNE
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
Waves Anguilla (264) 729-3185 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. NW
Jacala Beach Restaurant (264) 498-5888 Caribbean, French Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNW
Aleta (264) 333-8057 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.8 mi. NW
Bamboo Bar & Grill (264) 333-8057 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Anguilla has several beautiful beaches, so Cove Bay is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Sandy Point Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Cove Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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