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.

Located in East End, Mimi Bay is on the East coast of Anguilla. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like Mimi Bay are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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 desire coasts which provide a calm place to escape, then a good choice for you is Mimi Bay; it is back within a less urbanized section of the region.

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 will be near other attractions like Heritage Collection Museum, which is one of the closest attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Old Fort at Sandy Hill are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Mimi Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Anguilla, for those willing to go exploring.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Mimi Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Heritage Collection Museum Museum 1.4 NNW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 2.0 SW Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 4.0 W Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 4.5 W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 4.8 W Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Mimi Bay is close to the Valley, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. the Valley is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Mimi Bay, the Valley is a fairly short distance away, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular vacation spot, it is not usually all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are hoping to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Mimi Bay.

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
Shoal Bay Villas 3.2 mi. NW Villa complex
The Manoah 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Ku Hotel 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa 3.4 mi. WNW Villa complex
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 4.9 mi. W B & B
CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort 5.0 mi. W Villa complex
Ani Villas 5.2 mi. W Villa complex

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their barbecue and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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
The Lime Keel House (264) 583-4613 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 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
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
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
Madeariman Beach Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-5750 Caribbean, French, Vegetarian Very Casual 3.2 mi. NW
Tropical Sunset Beach Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-6076 Caribbean Very Casual 3.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Mimi Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Sandy Hill, situated only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Sile Bay Beach is just right. It's located 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.

There's plenty to see and do in Anguilla, and Mimi Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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