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.

Situated in Rendezvous Bay, 1.1 miles southeast of Meads Bay, Merrywing Bay Beach is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Active, fun-seeking vacationers may particularly enjoy this beach due to its busy, urban location. Actually, Merrywing Bay Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who want an unlimited number of nearby restaurants and activities to choose from.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Keep in mind that Merrywing Bay Beach is in an area which is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Anguilla; the area hosts attractions such as The Anguilla Aqua Park, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Historic attractions, including Old Salt Factory and Pump House, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Merrywing Bay Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Anguilla's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located easily reached by taxi from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Merrywing Bay Beach is very close to Blowing Point, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Blowing Point is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Merrywing Bay Beach, Blowing Point is just up the road, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For visitors looking to find a place that's near the ocean, 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

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Smokey's at the Cove. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their 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 following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Merrywing Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Sherricks Bay Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located two and a half miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Rendezvous Bay is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Cove Bay, located within a short distance. 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.

Anguilla has a lot to offer its visitors, but Merrywing Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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