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 toward the center of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Social beachgoers will probably enjoy this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Meads Bay is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

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, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. 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.

You should remember that the region in which Meads Bay is located is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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

If you want to learn more about the history of Anguilla, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One attraction of this sort is Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is three and a half miles to the east-northeast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Meads Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SW Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 0.7 mi. E Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. E Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 3.0 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 3.1 mi. E Anguilla
L Bernbaum Art Gallery 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
Loblolly 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
Old Factory Historical Site 6.5 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Meads Bay is close to Blowing Point, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Blowing Point is the closest city and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a relatively touristed area, it typically isn't that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those wanting to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the 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 Resort
Meads Bay Beach Villas 0.2 mi. NNE Villa complex
Anacaona Boutique Hotel 0.2 mi. SW Hotel
Bella Blu 0.2 mi. NE Villa complex
Sur La Plage 0.2 mi. W Villa complex
Four Seasons Anguilla 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Nathan's Cove 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Carimar Beach Club 0.6 mi. NE Hotel
Twin Palms Villas 0.6 mi. NE Villa complex

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Ocean Echo. The restaurant features International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

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
Waves Anguilla (264) 729-3185 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
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
Blanchards Restaurant (264) 497-6100 Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Sharky's Restaurant (264) 729-0059 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

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

Another location you might enjoy is Sherricks Bay Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located a mile and a half to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Barnes Bay could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Cove Bay, located three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast. 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.

Meads Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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