Maundays Bay Beach

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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 coast of Anguilla. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Anguilla's beaches are known for being soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Maundays Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for guests looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. 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.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Maundays Bay Beach is is a much-visited area, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Maundays Bay Beach is on Anguilla's South West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Wallblake House, a lovely museum found a relatively brief cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maundays Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NNW Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 1.5 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. ENE Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 3.3 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.6 mi. ENE Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery 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
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 6.6 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 6.7 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 7.2 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Blowing Point is the closest town and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Maundays Bay Beach, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those hoping to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Maundays Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Maundays Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cap Juluca 0.3 mi. E Resort
Villa Sheriva at Sheriton Estates 0.4 mi. NE Villa complex
Altamer Villas 0.5 mi. W Villa complex
Blue Waters Apartments 0.6 mi. W Villa complex
Arbon Villas 0.7 mi. NW Villa complex
Anacaona Boutique Hotel 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Four Seasons Anguilla 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Indigo Reef 0.9 mi. WNW Villa complex
Covecastles Resort 0.9 mi. W Hotel
Sur La Plage 1.0 mi. N Villa complex

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Cap Shack. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Maundays Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cap Shack (264) 497-6666 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. SW
Cips by Cipriani (264) 497-6666 Caribbean, Italian 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
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
Cobà (264) 333-8057 Italian Fine Dining 0.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

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, you'll want to consider checking out Sherricks Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located one and a quarter miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Barnes Bay is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another location you may want to try is Cove Bay, which is located within a short distance. 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.

Anguilla has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Maundays Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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