Little Bay

Photo credit: © Vanes Luciani
 

The rocky cliffs overhanging Little Bay make this beach feel like it could be magical, like it's name should be whispered. It's definitely a secret you should keep. The sand is velvety soft, the water is crystalline and the atmosphere is serene.

Situated near the heart of the island of Anguilla, Little Bay is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Many of the beaches in Anguilla are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Little Bay is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
This beach virtually impossible to access from the road. You can stand and look down from the cliffs for a stunning view, but if you want that sand between your toes, you'll need to be unusually agile and adventurous to climb down the side of the cliff. Or, just hire a fisherman from Crocus bay to take you there by boat. The fee is typically around $10 and the trip takes just 5 minutes.

Amenities and Ambiance

Little Bay is a small beach bordered by huge rock cliffs that are a striking contrast to the bright blue water and smooth white sand. It's a visual treat and it's not overly developed or busy.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Little Bay is an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Little Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Anguilla's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Anguilla, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One attraction of this sort is Warden's Place, which is one of the locations with historical significance which can be visited in addition to Little Bay.

If you want to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 0.8 mi. SE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 1.5 mi. SE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 1.5 mi. SE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. SW Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.6 mi. SSW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 3.8 mi. ESE Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 4.4 mi. SSW Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 4.7 mi. SW Anguilla
Heritage Collection Museum Museum 4.9 mi. E Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Little Bay is in the the Valley area, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of the Valley is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, the Valley is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile and a half (two kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a hotel room near Little Bay will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ani Villas 0.1 mi. NNW Villa complex
CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort 0.5 mi. S Villa complex
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 0.9 mi. SSE B & B
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa 2.6 mi. NE Villa complex
La Residence 2.7 mi. SW Villa complex
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 2.8 mi. SW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 2.9 mi. SW Hotel
Ku Hotel 3.0 mi. NE Hotel
The Manoah 3.1 mi. NE Hotel
Las Esquinas 3.1 mi. S B & B

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They also specialize in pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant (264) 462-1000 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. S
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
New Creations (264) 729-7823 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SE
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.6 mi. S
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.9 mi. SSW
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.9 mi. S
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 2.3 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach in Anguilla will have lots of options besides Little Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Crocus Bay, found within a mile or so. More active guests, though, may be interested in Katouche Bay Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, located only a short distance away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Anguilla, so visiting Little Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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