Crocus Bay

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Crocus Bay is a sometimes busy beach, surrounded by hills, greenery and hotels.There is even a youth hostel nearby. Most of the hotels sit atop close by hills, allowing for stunning views of the coastline that are worth checking out.

Positioned in the heart of the island of Anguilla, Crocus Bay is on the South East coast of the island, You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Although Anguilla has beaches that are more secluded than Crocus Bay, it offers just enough privacy to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
Crocus Bay Beach is easily accessible, found on the west end of Crocus Bay Road. Parking is available for day trippers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by lush greenery, it's a beautiful beach to spend an afternoon, sunning and squishing your toes in the soft, white and pink sands that cover this beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Because of the hotels in the vicinity, this beach can often be full of colorful tourists.

Since Crocus Bay is found within a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Crocus Bay on Anguilla's South East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is a quarter mile to the east.

History-focused attractions such as Warden's Place are a nice compliment to the scenery of Crocus Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Anguilla, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Crocus Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. E Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. ESE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 0.3 mi. ESE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 1.1 mi. SE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 1.1 mi. E Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 2.0 mi. SW Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SW Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.2 mi. SW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 3.6 mi. E Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 4.0 mi. SSW Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 4.4 mi. SW Anguilla
Heritage Collection Museum Museum 5.0 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

The town of the Valley is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, the Valley is not far away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Guests seeking a hotel room near Crocus Bay should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Crocus Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort 0.0 mi. E Villa complex
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 0.4 mi. SE B & B
Ani Villas 0.6 mi. N Villa complex
La Residence 2.4 mi. SW Villa complex
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 2.5 mi. SW Cottages
Las Esquinas 2.6 mi. S B & B
La Vue Boutique Inn 2.6 mi. SW Hotel
Kamique Villas 2.7 mi. S Villa complex
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa 2.9 mi. NE Villa complex
Ku Hotel 3.3 mi. NE Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. The restaurant has Italian food. They are also famous for their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Crocus Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant (264) 462-1000 Italian Very Casual 0.0 mi. E
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SSE
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
New Creations (264) 729-7823 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. ESE
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.1 mi. S
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.1 mi. E
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 1.2 mi. ESE
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.5 mi. SSW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.5 mi. SW
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 2.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Anguilla has many beaches, so if Crocus Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Crocus Bay has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Little Bay, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a half mile to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Sandy Ground Beach is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Limestone Bay Beach, located less than a mile away.

Perhaps Crocus Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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