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 coast of Anguilla. You might want even if you are not staying particularly close by. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that most of Anguilla's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are more likely to have fun at Road Bay, which is closer to all the action.

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.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Every nation has its own culinary style, and Anguilla is no different. One truly memorable place to try local specialties is right on the water. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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 the area right around Road Bay is a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Road Bay is on the South West coast of Anguilla. Bartlett's Collection is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Wallblake House. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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
CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SW Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. SW 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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 2.7 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 3.0 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Road Bay is Sandy Ground Village, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for those who want to see more of the area. From Road Bay, Sandy Ground Village is just up the road, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Road Bay.

Accommodations near Road Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SW Cottages
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
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.1 mi. SW Resort
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Carimar Beach Club 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Nathan's Cove 3.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Paradise Cove Resort 3.2 mi. SW Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Barrel Stay Restaurant. The restaurant has both Creole and French menu items. They're also renowned for their desserts and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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) 497-2737 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Anguilla, and Road Bay is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Katouche Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located a mile and a half to the northeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Sandy Ground Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Blowing Point Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Road Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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