A bustling beach, Mead's Bay boasts more than one resort upon it's shores. It's a vibrant beach with lots to do and perfect white velvet sand. It's a great beach to take a dip in the clear, calm water but there is no good snorkeling here.
Set in Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that Anguilla has plenty of secluded beaches. Of course, some vacationers come to Anguilla looking for activity, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Meads Bay.
Mead's Bay is flanked by a number of high profile resorts and while they do not bar public access, they do not provide public parking.
Long and wide, this beach can easily accommodate the crowds and with all the dining and amenities, you can grab a bite to eat, rent a beach chair and claim your space in the sand. The water is still and clear, without rocks or reefs, perfect for swimming, so grab your floaty.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Tourists often line this beach, staying at adjacent accommodations, enjoying beach-side dining and taking a barefoot stroll on some of the softest sand in the Caribbean.
Bear in mind that the region in which Meads Bay is located is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!
Set on Anguilla's South West coast; it's located near attractions like 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 six miles to the east-northeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.
Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Anguilla. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Devonish Art Gallery||Art Gallery||0.7 mi.||SW||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||1.2 mi.||NE||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort Golf Course||Golf Course||1.6 mi.||E||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery||Art Gallery||1.6 mi.||E||Anguilla|
|Tennis Club||3.1 mi.||E||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||3.6 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||3.6 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Old Salt Factory and Pump House||Historical Site||3.7 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Savannah Gallery||Art Gallery||5.8 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Warden's Place||Historical Site||5.8 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|Wallblake House||Museum||6.0 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
|The Galleria at World Art and Antiques||Art Gallery||6.2 mi.||ENE||Anguilla|
Meads Bay is very close to Blowing Point, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Blowing Point, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Blowing Point is just up the road, maybe three miles (five kilometers).
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 encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Vacationers seeking a place to stay near Meads Bay should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown below.
|Frangipani Beach Resort||0.1 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Turtle's Nest Beach Resort||0.1 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Anacaona Boutique Hotel||0.2 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Viceroy Anguilla||0.4 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Nathan's Cove||0.5 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Carimar Beach Club||0.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Malliouhana Hotel & Spa||0.7 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Paradise Cove Resort||0.9 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Cap Juluca||1.0 mi.||S||Resort|
|CuisinArt Resort & Spa||1.6 mi.||E||Resort|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Ocean Echo is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food. They also specialize in seafood and tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.
The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.
|Ocean Echo||(264) 498-5454||International||Informal||0.1 mi.||NNW|
|Straw Hat Restaurant||(264) 497-8300||Pan Asian / Pacific Rim||Informal||0.1 mi.||NNE|
|Jacala Beach Restaurant||(264) 498-5888||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||NNE|
|(264) 497-6827||Italian||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||SW|
|Firefly Restaurant||(264) 497-6827||Caribbean||Informal||0.2 mi.||SW|
|Aleta||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||W|
|Bamboo Bar & Grill||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||W|
|The Half Shell||(264) 497-7000||American||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||W|
|Cobà||(264) 497-7000||Italian||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||W|
|Sunset Lounge||(264) 497-7000||Asian||Informal||0.4 mi.||W|
|Blanchards Beach Shack||(264) 497-6100||Eclectic||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||NE|
Anguilla has several beautiful beaches, so Meads Bay is just one of your options.
If the vibrant atmosphere of Meads Bay is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Sherricks Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile and a half to the south west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Barnes Bay. It is located only a short distance away.
Travelers may also want to consider Cove Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. 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.
You may find that Meads Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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