Merrywing Bay Beach

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Practically connected to Rendezvous Bay Beach, this less popular sibling offers the same coast, same water, and same sand with a bit less crowds, making Merrywing Bay Beach a popular choice for those looking for a convenient peaceful beach.

Located in Rendezvous Bay, 1.1 miles southeast of Meads Bay, Merrywing Bay Beach is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Merrywing Bay Beach. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Merrywing Bay Beach is located just south of the Cuisinart Golf Course, and any of the roads to the south of the court will take you to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Merrywing Bay Beach has a long coast, and changes slightly as you travel up and down it. Some places featuring nothing more than flat smooth sand, and other places may be overgrown with palm trees or sand dunes; some parts are even resort-front beaches. This inconsistency means that if visitors don't like the Merrywing Beach they see, they can probably walk a few yards down for a different experience.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Merrywing Bay Beach is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Merrywing Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Anguilla's South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as The Anguilla Aqua Park, which is a quarter mile away.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Wallblake House. This museum is located only a brief cab ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Anguilla. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Merrywing Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Anguilla Aqua Park Attraction 0.3 mi. W Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. NE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. N Anguilla
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. W Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 2.0 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 2.1 mi. E Anguilla
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 3.1 mi. NE Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 3.1 mi. NE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 3.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 5.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 5.3 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 5.4 mi. NE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

The town of Blowing Point is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Blowing Point isn't far off, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For vacationers looking to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Merrywing Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Merrywing Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Cove Resort 0.3 mi. W Hotel
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 0.8 mi. NE Resort
The Reef 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 1.1 mi. NE Resort
Cap Juluca 1.1 mi. WSW Resort
Turtle's Nest Beach Resort 1.1 mi. NW Hotel
Nathan's Cove 1.1 mi. NW Hotel
Frangipani Beach Resort 1.1 mi. NW Resort
Anacaona Boutique Hotel 1.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Carimar Beach Club 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Merrywing Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Smokey's at the Cove. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They also specialize in barbecue. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Merrywing Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Smokey's at the Cove (264) 497-6582 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. W
Garden Terrace Café (264) 497-6603 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. W
Dune Preserve (264) 497-6219 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. NE
Cafe de Paris (264) 497-0069 French Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Café Mediterraneo (264) 498-2000 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
Italia (264) 498-2000 Italian Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Le Bistro at Santorini (264) 498-2000 Fusion, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.8 mi. NE
Tokyo Bay (264) 498-2000 Japanese Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Sun Shine Shack (264) 746-0649 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Old Caribe Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6061 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.1 mi. NE
Olde Caribe (800) 583-9247 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Blue Beachfront Bistro (888) 858-5822 Caribbean, International Informal 1.1 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Anguilla, and Merrywing Bay Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Sherricks Bay Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it two and a half miles to the west. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Rendezvous Bay may be a good choice. 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.

You may find that Merrywing Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Anguilla offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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