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 edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just beautiful, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Anguilla. While Dog Island Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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.

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. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

If you find that you prefer beach days that offer those who visit a tranquil environment, then maybe head on over to Dog Island Beach; it is hidden away within a more natural part of the region.

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. Devonish Art Gallery is among the local attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Wallblake House (positioned 13 and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Anguilla's interesting past.

If you can't wait to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 nearest section on Dog Island to Dog Island Beach is Shoal Bay West. This destination is only nine and a half miles from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section of Anguilla is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good assortment of hotel booking options to choose from in the area that surrounds Dog Island Beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table below.

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 surrounding this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Dog Island has many nice beaches, so if Dog Island Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Barnes Bay, found nine and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Sherricks Bay Beach. It's found nine and a half miles to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Cove Bay, located ten and a half miles to the southeast. 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.

Perhaps Dog Island Beach 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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