Little Harbour

Photo Credit: © Alan Turkus CC BY
 

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.

Situated on the island of Anguilla, Little Harbour is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Anguilla's beaches, but at Little Harbour, you'll find the same sense of serenity, 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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every region in the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Anguilla is no different. One of the most memorable places to sample the local fare is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a concession stand available. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Little Harbour is an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Little Harbour is on Anguilla's South coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Anguilla Tennis Academy, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Anguilla, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

If you can't wait to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Harbour
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.2 mi. W Anguilla
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 1.8 mi. NW Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 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 and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. W Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.7 mi. W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.9 mi. NNE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 mi. N Anguilla
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 2.9 mi. NNE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 3.1 mi. NE Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 3.3 mi. NE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Blowing Point, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Blowing Point is just up the road, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors looking for a room close to the beach won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from close-by. You will find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Little Harbour
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Esquinas 0.4 mi. NE B & B
Ferryboat Inn 1.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 1.6 mi. NW Cottages
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.4 mi. W Resort
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.7 mi. W Resort
Paradise Cove Resort 3.6 mi. W Hotel
Carimar Beach Club 3.9 mi. W Hotel
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa 3.9 mi. W Hotel
Nathan's Cove 3.9 mi. W Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Anguilla's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Coconose Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their chicken and seafood.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Little Harbour
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coconose Restaurant (264) 497-6434 Caribbean Very Casual 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
Tasty's Restaurant (264) 497-2737 American, Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. NW
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.5 mi. N
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
Barrel Stay Restaurant (264) 497-2831 Creole, French Informal 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 -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Little Harbour is just one of many beaches you might like in Anguilla.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Road Bay, found just a little ways away. On the other hand, Katouche Bay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north.

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

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Anguilla; then again, Little Harbour is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.