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 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.

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 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!

What's Nearby


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.

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 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
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
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

Cities and Towns

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.

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 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.

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) 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

Other Beaches

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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