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.
Located in Maundays Bay, 1.2 miles south-southwest of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. While Anguilla has beaches that are more secluded than Maundays Bay Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract visitors who need a place to relax.
On the southwest end of the island, Maundays Bay is accessible by the bridge across Gull Pond. Villas and resorts crowd the beach, so you may have to walk a ways from any available parking to the beach. It best for the public to gain access from the southwest end of the beach, so you don't have to trudge through private property.
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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for guests looking for relief from the sultry island 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.
Though, you will need to be sensitive to the fact that even though there exists some forms of comforts (BLANK) at Maundays Bay Beach, it can be found in an area commonly frequented by travelers. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it should be a smart motivator to think ahead and beat the crowds, like coming earlier in the morning. If you arrive later, you could find the amenities being overcrowded.
You'll find this beach on Anguilla's South West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the local attractions.
If you're intrigued by Anguilla's history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is four and a half miles to the northeast.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Devonish Art Gallery||Art Gallery||0.5 mi.||NNW||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort Golf Course||Golf Course||2.1 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery||Art Gallery||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|
|Warden's Place||Historical Site||6.6 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Savannah Gallery||Art Gallery||6.6 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|Wallblake House||Museum||6.7 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|The Galleria at World Art and Antiques||Art Gallery||7.0 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
Maundays Bay Beach is in the Blowing Point area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The nearby town of Blowing Point is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Maundays Bay Beach, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Guests looking for a hotel room not far from the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.
|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 Hotel & Spa||1.8 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Beachfront Bistro. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also famous for their sandwiches and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.
Some nearby restaurant options are included 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) 497-7000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||N|
|Bamboo Bar & Grill||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|The Half Shell||(264) 497-7000||American||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|Covecastles Restaurant||(800) 223-1108||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||W|
There are other beaches in Anguilla you might like besides Maundays Bay Beach.
If the exciting vibe at Maundays Bay Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about heading to Sherricks Bay Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located one and a quarter miles to the west. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Barnes Bay is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a short distance away.
Vacationers may also want to visit Cove Bay, which is located three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast. 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.
Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Anguilla, but a trip to Maundays Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.
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