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.

Located near the heart of the island of Anguilla, 1.9 miles south west of East End, Dropsey Bay Beach is on the edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Dropsey Bay Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Anguilla may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

If you find that you prefer shores that bring visitors a quiet environment, then maybe head on over to Dropsey Bay Beach; it's back within a less urban area of Anguilla.

What's Nearby


Positioned on Anguilla's coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is a short distance away away.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Wallblake House. This museum is relatively near Dropsey Bay Beach, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are 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 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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 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
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

The nearby town of the Valley is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Travelers trying to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it very tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Dropsey Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Serenity Cottages 3.1 mi. N Cottages
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
Ferryboat Inn -- -- Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 6.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 6.7 mi. WSW Resort
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 7.0 mi. WSW Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Fat Cat Gourmet to Go. This restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. Many guests rave about their desserts and salads. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options 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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Anguilla besides Dropsey Bay Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Sandy Hill, another area that provides ample quietude and peace. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Mimi Bay is just right.

Vacationers may also want to visit Forest Bay North, another great beach choice in Anguilla.

Maybe Dropsey Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Anguilla offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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