The handsome beaches in Anguilla are some of the most anticipated tourist sites that you'll find on the island. Fortunately, Covecastles Resort is directly on the water, so you won't have to go out of the way to experience first hand what makes the area such a popular vacation destination. The thought of being able to kick back in an area lacking lots of tourists all over the place makes a difference in your beach going experience. This beach is known for that kind of benefit, because it is not located within the more crowded areas of Anguilla.
Obviously, since Covecastles Resort was built directly on Shoal Bay West, hanging out at the beach is a popular pastime at this property. 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. For travelers who want some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to view a detailed page:
|Sherricks Bay Beach||0.2||WSW||4.7 mi. West of Blowing Point|
|Maundays Bay Beach||0.9||E||Maundays Bay|
|Barnes Bay||1.1||NE||West End|
|Meads Bay||1.6||NE||Meads Bay|
|Cove Bay||1.6||E||Cove Bay|
|Merrywing Bay Beach||2.3||E||Rendezvous Bay|
|Rendezvous Bay||3.2||E||Rendezvous Bay|
|Sandy Point Beach||4.2||E||0.5 mi. South of Blowing Point|
|Sandy Island Beach||4.3||NE||2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Sandy Ground Village|
|Blowing Point Beach||4.5||E||0.4 mi. South of Blowing Point|
The most convenient one to visit is 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.
Vacationers may also stop in at Shoal Bay West which is generally home to an active scene with lots of other visitors. 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. You'll find it a meager distance away.
Travelers who aren't ready to book their rooms before learning about the surrounding area's offerings may be wondering how close (or far) the neighboring town or city is from their location. Covecastles Resort can be found in Shoal Bay West, a village in the vicinity of Meads Bay; it is 4.4 miles to the west of Blowing Point.
The areas that are closest to Covecastles Resort are listed in the table below:
|West End Village||0.9||NE|
|Long Bay Village||2.5||NE|
Covecastles Resort makes for an excellent place to stay for active travelers. There are a great deal of active pursuits to be found when starting at this lodging. In fact, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, including Warden's Place, , and Wallblake House. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Warden's Place.
These provide just a sample of all your options; for more attractions in this area, see those shown in the table below.
|Warden's Place||Historical Site||7.4||NE||0.7 mi. West-Northwest of the Valley|
|Wallblake House||Museum||7.6||ENE||The Valley|
|Old Factory||Historical Site||8.1||ENE||The Valley|
|Old Salt Factory and Pump House||Historical Site||5.3||ENE||Sandy Ground Village|
|Cave||10.1||ENE||2.5 mi. East of the Valley|
|Old Fort at Sandy Hill||Historical Site||10.2||ENE||2.6 mi. East of the Valley|
|Heritage Museum Collection||Museum||12.2||ENE||Island Harbour|
|Cave||14.3||ENE||6.5 mi. Northeast of the Valley|
If you're on the lookout for a place where you can while away some free time, Warden's Place might be what the doctor ordered. Just like many of the Caribbean Islands, Anguilla depended, in part, on the sugar trade. Warden's Place was once a sugar plantation that was built in the 1790's.
When you're choosing where to book your stay, it can often be helpful to find out about nearby lodging options as a way to get a feel for the area. You will be able to find plenty of additional properties to think about nearby, as this section of Anguilla offers vacationers an impressive range of resorts and hotels to choose from. View the table below for full details on the booking options located in the surrounding area.
|Cap Juluca||1.2||E||Maundays Bay, Anguilla|
|Viceroy Anguilla||1.3||NE||West End, Anguilla|
|Anacaona Boutique Hotel||1.5||NE||West End, Anguilla|
|Frangipani Beach Resort||1.7||NE||Meads Bay, Anguilla|
|Turtle's Nest Beach Resort||1.8||NE||Meads Bay, Anguilla|
|Paradise Cove Resort||2.0||E||Cove Bay, Anguilla|
|Nathan's Cove||2.1||NE||Meads Bay, Anguilla|
|Carimar Beach Club||2.2||NE||Meads Bay, Anguilla|
|Malliouhana Hotel & Spa||2.3||NE||Long Bay Village, Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort & Spa||3.0||ENE||Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla|
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