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 even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Dropsey Bay Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

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 here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you usually desire beaches that bring visitors a peaceful place to escape, then you should enjoy Dropsey Bay Beach; it's back in a more natural area of Anguilla.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Anguilla's coast. It is near Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Wallblake House. It's not far from the shores at Dropsey Bay Beach, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is , which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


How many other people you encounter at Dropsey Bay Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Those hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's shown below.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Fat Cat Gourmet to Go. The restaurant has American food. They are also famous for their desserts and salads. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

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

Anguilla has many beaches, so Dropsey Bay Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Sandy Hill, which also offers plenty of peace and tranquility. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Mimi Bay.

Another option worth considering is Forest Bay North, which is an additional nearby Anguilla destination.

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


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