Meads Bay

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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 near the heart of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Those visitors who enjoy attractions that are right in the middle of it all might just fall in love with Meads Bay.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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 if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

Since Meads Bay is of course located in a relatively urbanized region, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Meads Bay is on Anguilla's South West coast; it's located near attractions like Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Anguilla, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is only a brief cab ride away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Meads Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SW Anguilla
The Anguilla Aqua Park Attraction 0.9 mi. SE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 1.2 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. E Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 3.0 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.1 mi. E Anguilla
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 3.6 mi. ENE Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 3.7 mi. ENE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 5.7 mi. ENE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 5.8 mi. ENE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 5.8 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Meads Bay is in the Blowing Point area, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Blowing Point is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Blowing Point is a fairly short distance away, maybe three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it usually isn't very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Meads Bay.

Accommodations near Meads Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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, an Auberge Resort 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

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Anguilla's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. Ocean Echo is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has International cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood and tapas. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

Restaurants near Meads Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
AXA Pizza (264) 497-6827 Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. SW
Firefly Restaurant (264) 497-6827 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. SW
B&D's BBQ -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Aleta (264) 333-8057 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. W
Bamboo Bar & Grill (264) 333-8057 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
The Half Shell (264) 333-8057 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
Cobà (264) 333-8057 Italian Fine Dining 0.4 mi. W
Sunset Lounge (264) 333-8057 Asian Informal 0.4 mi. W
Blanchards Beach Shack (264) 497-6100 Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Meads Bay in Anguilla.

You might also enjoy Sherricks Bay Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south west. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Barnes Bay. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Cove Bay, located three quarters of a mile 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.

While Anguilla has many alluring attractions, Meads Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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