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.

Positioned in Maundays Bay, 1.2 miles south-southwest of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Although Anguilla has more secluded beaches than Maundays Bay Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

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 concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to visitors looking for some respite from the 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.

Remember to take into account that Maundays Bay Beach's location is a bustling area, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Anguilla. It is near Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Anguilla, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is four and a half miles away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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
The Anguilla Aqua Park Attraction 1.1 mi. ENE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. ENE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 2.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 3.3 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.5 mi. E Anguilla
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 4.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 4.5 mi. NE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery 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

Cities and Towns

Maundays Bay Beach is close to Blowing Point, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Blowing Point is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Blowing Point isn't far off, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't that tough to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows the closest accommodations to Maundays Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Maundays Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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

Food

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Blue Beachfront Bistro. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also known for serving sandwiches and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Maundays Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
AXA Pizza (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

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Maundays Bay Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Maundays Bay Beach is one of the features you love, 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Barnes Bay is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is 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.

Anguilla offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Maundays Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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