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.
Located in East End, Mimi Bay is on the East edge of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Anguilla. While Mimi Bay may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on 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.
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.
The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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.
Mimi Bay provides an idyllic and serene place to escape, as the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.
Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Anguilla; the area hosts attractions such as Heritage Museum Collection, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Anguilla, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance 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.
|Heritage Museum Collection||Museum||1.4 mi.||NNW||Anguilla|
|Old Fort at Sandy Hill||Historical Site||2.0 mi.||SW||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||2.2 mi.||NNW||Anguilla|
|Miniature Golf Course||2.2 mi.||NW||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||2.8 mi.||WNW||Anguilla|
|Art Gallery||3.9 mi.||W||Anguilla|
|Old Factory||Historical Site||4.0 mi.||W||Anguilla|
|The Galleria at World Art and Antiques||Art Gallery||4.3 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|
|Old Salt Factory and Pump House||Historical Site||6.8 mi.||W||Anguilla|
The nearby town of the Valley is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, the Valley is a quick trip away, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).
How many other people you encounter at Mimi Bay will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.
Visitors will find a fairly good range of hotel options to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the following table.
|Arawak Beach Inn||2.3||NNW||Hotel|
|Allamanda Beach Club||3.0||NW||Hotel|
If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Falcon's Nest. This restaurant has American food. Visitors often rave about their barbecue and hamburgers. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.
|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|
|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|
|(264) 497-5750||French||--||3.2 mi.||NW|
Anguilla has many beaches, so if Mimi Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Another location you might enjoy is Sandy Hill, found just a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Sile Bay Beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast.
Vacationers may also want to visit Scilly Cay Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the north-northwest.
There are countless experiences to enjoy in Anguilla, and Mimi Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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