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.

Situated in the eastern part of East End, Mimi Bay is on the East coast of Anguilla. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying nearby. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Anguilla. While Mimi Bay may be a little bit out of the way, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Mimi Bay is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the 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 choose coasts which offer a quiet experience, then a good choice for you is Mimi Bay; it is hidden away within a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Anguilla's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Heritage Museum Collection, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Old Fort at Sandy Hill offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Mimi Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Anguilla's past, without straying too far from the coastline.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Not far away you'll find the Valley, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, the Valley isn't far off, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly good variety of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed 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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can 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 Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their barbecue and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Needless to say, Mimi Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng in Anguilla.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Sandy Hill, situated only a short distance away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Sile Bay Beach, which offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Scilly Cay Beach, located two and a half miles to the north-northwest.

You may find that Mimi Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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