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 toward the southern outskirts of Sandy Ground Village, Road Bay is on the South West coast of Anguilla. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Road Bay is the type of spot that's perfect for active couples and adventurous families, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - let's just say this beach's location isn't a secret.

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, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Anguilla is no different. One of the best places to experience the local specialties is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Anguilla's famous street food along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near 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.

Since Road Bay can be located in a popular area that can get crowded, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Anguilla. It is near some interesting sites like L Bernbaum Art Gallery, which is situated a few hundred yards to the northeast, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Wallblake House (found two and a half miles to the east-northeast) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Anguilla's traditions and culture.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Road Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 mi. NE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 0.4 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.0 mi. S Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.9 mi. S Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. SW Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. NE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.5 mi. ENE Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 2.8 mi. WSW Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 3.0 mi. ENE Anguilla
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.1 mi. WSW Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Road Bay is close to Sandy Ground Village, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Cities near Road Bay include Sandy Ground Village, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene. From Road Bay, Sandy Ground Village is a fairly short distance away, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Road Bay.

Accommodations near Road Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Residence 0.1 mi. SSW Villa complex
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Kamique Villas 1.5 mi. SE Villa complex
Las Esquinas 1.6 mi. SE B & B
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 1.8 mi. SW Hotel
Patsy's Seaside Villas 1.9 mi. S Villa complex
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

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. Roy's Bayside Grille is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both British and Caribbean menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their fish and chips and seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Road Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Flavours (264) 583-6634 American, Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. SW
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 0.4 mi. N
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.8 mi. ENE
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.0 mi. E

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Road Bay.

If the active mood at Road Bay is one of the features you love, consider heading to 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 you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Sandy Ground Beach. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Blowing Point Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Anguilla has plenty to offer its visitors, and Road Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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