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 just outside the heart of Dog Island, this beach is on the South-Southwest edge of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Dog Island Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to choose shores which offer a relaxing place to escape, then you may want to try Dog Island Beach; it's located in a more natural section of Dog Island.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South-Southwest coast of Dog Island. It is near some interesting sites like Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of a number of local attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Anguilla, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is 11 and a half miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 11.0 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 nearest section of Dog Island to Dog Island Beach is Shoal Bay West. This location is only nine and a half miles from the beach, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Shoal Bay West is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Dog Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Viceroy Anguilla 9.6 SE Hotel
Covecastles Resort 9.6 SE Hotel
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa 9.7 SE Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Dog Island besides Dog Island Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Barnes Bay, situated nine and a half miles away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Sherricks Bay Beach. It's located nine and a half miles to the southeast.

You may also enjoy Cove Bay, 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.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Anguilla; then again, visiting Dog Island Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Anguilla even more memorable.


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