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 near the middle of the island of Anguilla, Little Harbour is on the South coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Anguilla's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Little Harbour is tamer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

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 so many unique restaurants in Anguilla, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Little Harbour is found within an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Little Harbour is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Anguilla's South coast; it will be near other attractions like Anguilla Tennis Academy, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Wallblake House, a lovely museum found two and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Anguilla. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Harbour
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.2 mi. W Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 1.5 mi. WSW 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
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. N 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
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 not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Blowing Point is a quick trip away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it usually isn't that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you're looking to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Little Harbour.

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
La Vue Boutique Inn 1.6 mi. NW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.4 mi. W Resort
The Reef 2.6 mi. W Hotel
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 2.7 mi. NNE B & B
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.7 mi. W Resort
Paradise Cove Resort 3.6 mi. W Hotel

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Little Harbour; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Fish Shack & Grill. This restaurant has both British and Caribbean cuisines. They are also famous for their barbecue and seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Little Harbour
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fish Shack & Grill (264) 729-9696 British, Caribbean -- 1.2 mi. W
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) 584-2737 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 -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Anguilla, and Little Harbour is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Road Bay, found within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Katouche Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found two and a half miles to the north.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Blowing Point Beach, located one and a quarter miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Anguilla, and paying a visit to Little Harbour is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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