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 are not staying particularly close by. Social beachgoers will probably enjoy this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Merrywing Bay Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who like to be in the center of the action.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Bear in mind that Merrywing Bay Beach's location is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Anguilla's South West coast. It's located near CuisinArt Resort Golf Course, which is found three quarters of a mile to the northeast, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Anguilla, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Old Salt Factory and Pump House, which is three miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Merrywing Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 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
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
Warden's Place Historical Site 5.3 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 5.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 5.4 mi. NE Anguilla
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 5.6 mi. NE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Merrywing Bay Beach is near Blowing Point, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Blowing Point is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Blowing Point is just up the road, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For vacationers wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows 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
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
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 1.3 mi. E Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Smokey's at the Cove. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for serving barbecue. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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
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
Mediterraneo (264) 498-2000 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
Tokyo Bay (264) 498-2000 Japanese -- 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

Anguilla has many beaches, so Merrywing Bay Beach is just one of your options.

If the exciting vibe at Merrywing Bay Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Sherricks Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it two and a half miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Rendezvous Bay is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Cove Bay, 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.

Maybe Merrywing Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Anguilla you might like.


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