Road Bay

Road Bay is not just a beach, it's a destination. It's full of life and it's definitely a boaters haven as it is a commercial port area. The shoreline is protected so water sports are possible and the surf is calm. You should probably come hungry as restaurants, bars and even shops pepper the coastline.

Located in the southern outskirts of Sandy Ground Village, Road Bay is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Beaches in Anguilla are often though of as soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Road Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Road Bay is not far off of Valley Road, on the north shore of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is white and smooth, the water is calm. It's the perfect beach if you like vibrant atmospheres, as there's always something going on. Road Bay is also a commercial freight port in Anguilla.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Road Bay, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Vacationers will find plenty of places in Anguilla serving up delicious local cuisine, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Road Bay is always bustling with people, so its best for travelers who like crowds. Mingle with the local population at the restaurants and bars or enjoy the company of your friends and family on the beach.

You should remember that Road Bay's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Road Bay on the South West coast of Anguilla. It is near Bartlett's Collection, which is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Wallblake House. This museum is located two and a half miles to the east-northeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Road Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 0.3 mi. N Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. N Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 0.4 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.4 mi. S Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 2.0 mi. S Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. SW Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 2.3 mi. W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.5 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 3.0 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Road Bay is in the Sandy Ground Village area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Road Bay include Sandy Ground Village, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Sandy Ground Village isn't far off, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it usually isn't all that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you and your group are wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the options closest to Road Bay.

Accommodations near Road Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Las Esquinas 1.6 mi. SE B & B
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 1.8 mi. SW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 1.9 mi. SW Resort
Ferryboat Inn 1.9 mi. S Hotel
The Reef 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.1 mi. SW Resort
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 2.3 mi. NE B & B
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort 2.9 mi. W Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Road Bay; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Barrel Stay Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Creole and French cuisines. They also specialize in desserts and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Road Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barrel Stay Restaurant (264) 497-2831 Creole, French Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Roy's Bayside Grille (264) 497-2470 British, Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --
Bonjour Café (264) 461-3200 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Johnno's Beach Stop (264) 497-2728 American Very Casual -- --
Dolce Vita Italian Beach Restaurant And Bar (264) 497-8668 Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Dad's Bar & Grill (264) 581-3237 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 0.4 mi. N
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Tasty's Restaurant (264) 584-2737 American, Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. SSW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.8 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Road Bay in Anguilla.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Road Bay is one of the features you love, consider heading to Katouche Bay Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a mile and a half to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Sandy Ground Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Blowing Point Beach, located only a short distance away.

Anguilla has so much to offer, and Road Bay is just one of the many options.


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