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.

Situated near the middle of Meads Bay, this beach is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Those vacationers 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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.

Don't forget that Meads Bay's location is a bustling area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Anguilla's South West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Devonish Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Wallblake House (situated well within taxi range) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Anguilla.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Blowing Point is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Meads Bay, Blowing Point is a quick trip away, about three miles (five kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests looking to find a place to stay close to Meads Bay shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest booking options by looking over those shown in the table 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, 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 visit a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Ocean Echo. This restaurant serves International cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood and tapas. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Meads Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit in Anguilla.

If the exciting vibe at Meads Bay has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Sherricks Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Barnes Bay is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering 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.

You may find that Meads Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Anguilla you might like.

 

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