Maundays Bay is a popular beach for tourists, with lots of nearby accommodations. Low-key visitors can simply relax on an expanse of warm sand or take a stroll down by the water's edge. If you're the more adventurous traveler, you can rent gear for water sports or snorkeling. And when you work up an appetite with all the fun, you'll find great beach front restaurants here.
Set in Maundays Bay, 1.2 miles south-southwest of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. While Anguilla has beaches that are more secluded than Maundays Bay Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract beachgoers.
Maundays Bay is a long, wide stretch of beach that can be busy at times, but always has a relaxed atmosphere. At night, you can see the lights from neighboring St. Martin.
The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests looking for a break from the hot sun. Maundays Bay has something for everyone. Full of amenities and often crowds, but big enough to accommodate the bustle, you're sure to enjoy yourself here.
Keep in mind that Maundays Bay Beach is in an area which is a popular spot, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.
Visitors will find this beach on Anguilla's South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.
Historical attractions such as Old Salt Factory and Pump House provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Maundays Bay Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Anguilla, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is four and a half miles from this place of historical interest.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Devonish Art Gallery||Art Gallery||0.5 mi.||NNW||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort Golf Course||Golf Course||2.1 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||2.2 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Tennis Club||3.5 mi.||E||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||4.4 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||4.4 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Old Salt Factory and Pump House||Historical Site||4.5 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||6.5 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Warden's Place||Historical Site||6.6 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Savannah Gallery||Art Gallery||6.6 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
Maundays Bay Beach is in the Blowing Point area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Blowing Point is the closest city and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Blowing Point isn't far off, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Since this beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it shouldn't be that difficult to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your party are hoping to find a place that's near the water, the following table lists the closest options to Maundays Bay Beach.
|Cap Juluca||0.3 mi.||E||Resort|
|Anacaona Boutique Hotel||0.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Viceroy Anguilla||0.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Covecastles Resort||0.9 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Paradise Cove Resort||1.1 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Frangipani Beach Resort||1.1 mi.||NNE||Resort|
|Turtle's Nest Beach Resort||1.2 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Nathan's Cove||1.5 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Carimar Beach Club||1.6 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort||1.7 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the shore. Blue Beachfront Bistro is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. They are also known for serving sandwiches and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.
Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.
|Blue Beachfront Bistro||(888) 858-5822||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.3 mi.||E|
|Pimms||(264) 497-6666||Caribbean, European, Fusion||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||E|
|Spice||(888) 858-5822||Middle Eastern||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||E|
|Elodias Beach Bar & Grill||(264) 497-1257||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Picante||(264) 498-1616||Mexican||Very Casual||--||--|
|Trattoria Tramonto & Oasis Beach Bar||(264) 497-8819||Italian||Informal||0.6 mi.||W|
|(264) 497-6827||Italian||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|Firefly Restaurant||(264) 497-6827||Caribbean||Informal||0.9 mi.||N|
|Aleta||(264) 333-8057||Caribbean||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||N|
|Bamboo Bar & Grill||(264) 333-8057||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|The Half Shell||(264) 333-8057||Mediterranean||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|Covecastles Restaurant||(800) 223-1108||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||W|
Of course, Maundays Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Anguilla.
You may also like Sherricks Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located one and a quarter miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Barnes Bay. It is located not far off the beach at all.
You may also enjoy Cove Bay, which is located only a short distance away. Popular but calm, Cove Bay is the perfect combination of elements for lazy days in the Caribbean. Sunning and swimming are the main activities, as the surf is not quite right for water sports.
Maundays Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Anguilla you might like.
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