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.

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.

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 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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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.

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 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).

Hotels

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.

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

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.

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

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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