Dog Island Beach

Located miles offshore, Dog Island Beach offers some of the most secluded and private experiences available while in Anguilla. For the few lucky to find themselves here, awaits an entire island ripe for exploring and a wonderful view of the tropical waters that you will not need to share with anyone.

Located on Dog Island, this beach is on the South-Southwest coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Anguilla. While Dog Island Beach may be a little farther away, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
You will only be able to reach this beach via boat. Rough waters mean you will either need a high quality anchor or a boat such as a pontoon boat that you can beach safely.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located so far from any kind of development means that you can expect nothing but a natural Caribbean island. While this means near total peace, its distance from the mainland means that it is often the target of rough water and waves; so be sure to take care if swimming or exploring the waters around the island.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Dog Island Beach offers visitors an angelic and relaxing place to escape, especially since the location that surrounds the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South-Southwest coast of Dog Island; it will be near other attractions like Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're intrigued by Anguilla's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is 11 and a half miles to the east-southeast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dog Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 9.7 SE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 10.1 SE Anguilla
The Anguilla Aqua Park Attraction 10.7 SE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 11.0 SE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 11.7 ESE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Dog Island to Dog Island Beach is Shoal Bay West. This location is just nine and a half miles from the shore, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This region of Anguilla is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a good variety of hotels to pick from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Dog Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Viceroy Anguilla 9.6 SE Hotel
Covecastles Resort 9.6 SE Hotel
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort 9.7 SE Hotel


You might not find any places to eat close to this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dog Island, so if Dog Island Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Barnes Bay, situated nine and a half miles to the southeast. On the other hand, Sherricks Bay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it nine and a half miles to the southeast.

You may also enjoy Cove Bay, which is located ten and a half miles away. Popular but calm, Cove Bay is the perfect combination of elements for lazy days in the Caribbean. Sunning and swimming are the main activities, as the surf is not quite right for water sports.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Anguilla, and dropping by Dog Island Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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