Elsie Bay Beach

Protected by Little Harbor on all sides, this calm bay sits along the island's south coast in an area that is relatively out of the way.

Located on the island of Anguilla, Elsie Bay Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

Known as the "Tiniest Beach on Anguilla," Elsie Bay features a small pocket of white sands which are backed by thick forested lands. The waters are calm thanks to the way to coast curves to protect it from rough waves rolling in, and snorkeling is a favorite pastime among the few visitors it sees daily.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Elsie Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Anguilla's South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Wallblake House, which is a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

If you want to learn more about the history of Anguilla, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Warden's Place, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites to Elsie Bay Beach.

If you can't wait to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Elsie Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wallblake House Museum 1.5 mi. NNE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. N Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.0 mi. N Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.1 mi. NNE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NNE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

the Valley is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, the Valley is a quick trip away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the closest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Elsie Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Esquinas 0.7 mi. SW B & B
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 1.8 mi. N B & B


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Tropical Treats. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Elsie Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.1 mi. N
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.1 mi. NW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.4 mi. NW
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. W
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNE
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal 1.7 mi. NNE
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. N
Roy's Bayside Grille (264) 497-2470 British, Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. WNW
Barrel Stay Restaurant (264) 497-2831 Creole, French Informal 1.9 mi. WNW
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Anguilla, and Elsie Bay Beach is just one option.

Another option worth considering is Corito Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the east.

Anguilla has plenty to offer its visitors, and Elsie Bay Beach is just one of the many options.


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