Mimi Bay

Stretched out on the end of a long and fairly obscure dirt road, Mimi Bay is a serene beach, tucked away and usually very quiet. Sometimes there are strong currents and very high waves because this beach faces the open Atlantic, so don't swim alone.

Set on the eastern edge of East End, Mimi Bay is on the East coast of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Anguilla. While Mimi Bay may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach
Mimi Bay is not an easy beach to access. It is on a secluded part of Anguilla's southeastern coastline. An off road vehicle is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

Mimi Bay sits quietly on Anguilla's southeast coast. The beach is small (only half a mile long), but it features a rock formation on the Western end and a gorgeous coral reef. Swimming and snorkeling are good, but the water is sometimes rough so do be careful.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. There aren't many people around Mimi Bay since it's such an isolated and hard to find area, making it perfect for travelers who like peace and quiet.

If you happen to prefer beach days that bring guests an angelic place to escape, then you may want to try Mimi Bay; it is found in a more natural area of Anguilla.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Anguilla. It is near Heritage Museum Collection, which is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're intrigued by Anguilla's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the neighborhood of Mimi Bay.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Mimi Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Heritage Museum Collection Museum 1.4 mi. NNW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 2.0 mi. SW Anguilla
Art Cafe Art Gallery 2.2 mi. NNW Anguilla
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course 2.2 mi. NW Anguilla
ALAK Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.8 mi. WNW Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 3.9 mi. W Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 4.0 mi. W Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 4.5 mi. W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 4.8 mi. W Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 4.8 mi. W Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 4.9 mi. W Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 6.8 mi. W Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Mimi Bay is very close to the Valley, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. the Valley is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, the Valley is not far away, about four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Mimi Bay is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Mimi Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Arawak Beach Inn 2.3 mi. NNW Hotel
Serenity Cottages 2.9 mi. NW Cottages
Allamanda Beach Club 3.0 mi. NW Hotel
Ku Hotel 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 4.9 mi. W B & B
Las Esquinas 6.2 mi. SW B & B
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 7.1 mi. WSW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 7.3 mi. WSW Hotel
Ferryboat Inn 8.1 mi. SW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 8.4 mi. WSW Hotel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their barbecue and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Mimi Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill (264) 497-4224 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. N
Falcon's Nest (264) 772-1127 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. NNW
Elite Beach Restaurant and Bar (264) 498-5178 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. NNW
Hibernia Restaurant and Art Gallery (264) 497-4290 Asian, Eclectic, French Informal 2.1 mi. N
Island Pub (264) 497-4244 Pub -- -- --
Le Bon Pain (264) 497-4090 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. NW
Smitty's on the Beach (264) 497-4300 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Arawak Cafe (264) 497-4888 Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. NNW
Scilly Cay (264) 497-5123 Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. NNW
Serenity Beach Resort Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-3328 Caribbean Informal 2.9 mi. NW
Gwen's Reggae Grill (264) 497-2120 Caribbean Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW
Zara's (264) 497-3229 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 3.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Anguilla has many nice beaches, and Mimi Bay is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Sandy Hill, found within a mile or so. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Sile Bay Beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Scilly Cay Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Anguilla, but Mimi Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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