Little Harbour

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Little Harbour is aptly named. It's not a big beach or a long one. It's not tucked away in a Bay, either. But it's very accessible and in possession of that perfectly soft Caribbean sand your toes are waiting for. Some villas and a resort are located nearby, but it's a beach that will give you a feeling of privacy.

Located just outside the heart of the island of Anguilla, Little Harbour is on the South coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Anguilla's beaches, but Little Harbour offers those same relaxation qualities without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
Little Harbour is east of Blowing Point and is easily accessible to the public. There is no defined parking facility, but room to park your car at the end of the road leading up to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Little Harbour is on the south coast of Anguilla, facing St. Martin. It has very shallow water and is a great, safe beach for swimming and windsurfing. It's just east of Great Harbour.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Little Harbour at all, it's worth a try. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Anguilla, but having a meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

You should remember that Little Harbour is in an area which is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Anguilla's South coast. It's located near Anguilla Tennis Academy, which is located one and a quarter miles away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

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. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Harbour
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.2 mi. W Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.5 mi. WSW Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.7 mi. NW Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 1.9 mi. NW Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.5 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.7 mi. W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.9 mi. NNE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. N Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. N Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 3.1 mi. NE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 3.6 mi. W Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 4.7 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Little Harbour is in the Blowing Point area, so walking the city is a definite option. Blowing Point is the closest city and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Blowing Point is just up the road, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically very tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers looking to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Little Harbour.

Accommodations near Little Harbour
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Kamique Villas 0.3 mi. N Villa complex
Las Esquinas 0.4 mi. NE B & B
Patsy's Seaside Villas 1.4 mi. WSW Villa complex
Ferryboat Inn 1.5 mi. WSW Hotel
La Residence 1.6 mi. NW Villa complex
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 1.6 mi. NW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 1.6 mi. NW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Callaloo Club Villas 2.0 mi. WSW Villa complex
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.4 mi. W Resort

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Fish Shack & Grill. This restaurant offers both British and Caribbean cuisines. They also specialize in barbecue and seafood.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Little Harbour
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fish Shack & Grill (264) 729-9696 British, Caribbean -- 1.2 mi. W
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. NW
The Ferryboat Inn Restaurant and Bar (264) 497-6613 Caribbean, French Informal 1.4 mi. WSW
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.5 mi. N
Flavours (264) 583-6634 American, Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. NW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.6 mi. N
Roy's Bayside Grille (264) 497-2470 British, Caribbean Very Casual 1.7 mi. NW
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. NW
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --
Bonjour Café (264) 461-3200 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Johnno's Beach Stop (264) 497-2728 American Very Casual -- --
Dad's Bar & Grill (264) 581-3237 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Anguilla besides Little Harbour worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Road Bay, located just a short distance away. On the other hand, Katouche Bay Beach could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found two and a half miles to the north.

You might also want to visit Blowing Point Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the west-southwest.

Of course, Anguilla has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Little Harbour or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Anguilla even more memorable.

 

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