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.

Situated along the southern outskirts of Sandy Ground Village, Road Bay is on the South West edge of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Anguilla will probably like Road Bay. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the center of the city's 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 restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Road Bay at all, it's worth a try. Anguilla offers plenty of great places to eat, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Some vacationers find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Road Bay is the ultimate convenience. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

Bear in mind that Road Bay's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Anguilla; it will be near other attractions like Bartlett's Collection, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Wallblake House. This museum is located two and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 close to Sandy Ground Village, 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 is not overly developed, and it will be a nice day out for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the shore, Sandy Ground Village is a fairly short distance away, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers hoping to find a hotel room close to the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

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

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Road Bay; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Barrel Stay Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Creole and French dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their desserts and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Road Bay.

If the exciting vibe at Road Bay is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Katouche Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it a mile and a half to the northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Sandy Ground Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Blowing Point Beach, located a mile and a half to the south.

Perhaps Road Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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