Dropsey Bay Beach

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With shallow water, various rock formations, and a long arching coast, Dropsey Bay Beach has plenty for visitors to explore. And visitors to Dropsey Bay Beach should be ready for an adventure, as the secluded location of the beach and the long drive required is definitely not intended for those looking for an easy-access beach.

Positioned near the heart of the island of Anguilla, 1.9 miles south west of East End, Dropsey Bay Beach is on the coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that Dropsey Bay Beach is perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Anguilla may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach
There is only one road that will take you to Dropsey Bay Beach. Unfortunately it is unmarked. If heading from the airport, take The Valley Road north just a bit and turn left onto Albert Lake Drive. Follow this road until you reach the Tropical Flower Gas Station on the right. Across from it on the left will be a dirt road. Take it down as it curves left and follow it until it runs into a paved road. Turn right onto that road and follow it until you reach the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dropsey Bay Beach is a bit rockier than most Anguilla beaches, though some of the formations make for incredible photographs and are fun to check out. While they can be sharp and dangerous, is careful, visitors will be able to get close to the formations and even find a cave located in one of the formation walls. If you decide that this adventure is for you, just be sure to wear water shoes or reef shore, or else you can expect some cuts and scrapes.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

If you find that you like sunny days that provide a relaxing enclave, then you may want to try Dropsey Bay Beach; it's tucked away within a less urbanized sector of Anguilla.

What's Nearby


Dropsey Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Anguilla's coast. It is near Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Wallblake House. It's located relatively close to Dropsey Bay Beach, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Dropsey Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 0.1 mi. ENE Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 2.2 mi. W Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.3 mi. W Anguilla
ALAK Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. NNW Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.6 mi. W Anguilla
Heritage Museum Collection Museum 2.9 mi. NNE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 3.1 mi. W Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. W Anguilla
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course 3.2 mi. N Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. W Anguilla
Art Cafe Art Gallery 3.3 mi. N Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 4.9 mi. W Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Dropsey Bay Beach is very close to the Valley, so exploring the city is a convenient option. the Valley is the closest city and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For guests looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Dropsey Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Dropsey Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Serenity Cottages 3.1 mi. N Cottages
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast -- -- B & B
Allamanda Beach Club 3.1 mi. N Hotel
Ku Hotel 3.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Arawak Beach Inn 3.4 mi. N Hotel
Las Esquinas 4.1 mi. WSW B & B
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 5.2 mi. W Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 5.3 mi. W Hotel
Ferryboat Inn -- -- Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 6.4 mi. WSW Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Fat Cat Gourmet to Go. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. Many guests rave about their desserts and salads. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Dropsey Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual -- --
English Rose Restaurant (264) 497-5353 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual -- --
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal -- --
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. W
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Serenity Beach Resort Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-3328 Caribbean Informal 3.1 mi. N
Gwen's Reggae Grill (264) 497-2120 Caribbean Very Casual 3.1 mi. N
Zara's (264) 497-3229 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 3.1 mi. N
Uncle Earnie's Beach Bar (264) 497-3907 American Very Casual -- --
Le Bon Pain (264) 497-4090 American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Dropsey Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Anguilla.

You might also enjoy Sandy Hill, a beach which also offers sufficient opportunities to relax. On the other hand, Mimi Bay offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions.

You may also enjoy Forest Bay North, another great Anguilla beach site.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Dropsey Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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