Sandy Ground Beach

Photo credit: © Amauri Lucinio
 

Sandy Ground Beach is one of the most popular beaches in all of Anguilla. This strip of sand is busy day and night with its many piers and just as numerous bars and nightlife options. Making a fantastic choice for those looking for an exciting time; those hoping to relax might want to try elsewhere.

Situated in the heart of Sandy Ground Village, Sandy Ground Beach is on the North coast of Anguilla. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Many of Anguilla's beaches are calm, pleasant, and quiet. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Sandy Ground Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Sandy Ground Beach is located just west of the airport down The Valley Road, and if you head this way you should have not problem spotting the signs for Sandy Ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Due to its popularity, Sandy Ground Beach is pretty well maintained; so expect the sand to be both clean and spot. Interestingly, unlike most beaches, the majority of the coast at Sandy Ground Beach is elevated above the water, so waves will not actually hit the sand. There are a few locations where this is not the case, so beach-goers will still be able to cool off in the water if they wish.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Sandy Ground Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Sandy Ground Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Anguilla. It is near Bartlett's Collection, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

Historic attractions, including Old Salt Factory and Pump House, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Sandy Ground Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Anguilla, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot a few hundred yards from this site of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Ground Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 0.1 mi. N Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 0.1 mi. N Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 0.2 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 1.6 mi. S Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. NE Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 2.1 mi. S Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.3 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. SW Anguilla
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 2.4 mi. WSW Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.4 mi. E Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.9 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Sandy Ground Beach is close to Sandy Ground Village, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town to Sandy Ground Beach is Sandy Ground Village, which is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From the beach, Sandy Ground Village is not far away, maybe a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people 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 share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near Sandy Ground Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Ground Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 0.4 mi. SSW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 0.5 mi. SSW Hotel
Las Esquinas 1.7 mi. SE B & B
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.1 mi. SW Resort
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 2.1 mi. NE B & B
Ferryboat Inn 2.1 mi. S Hotel
The Reef 2.2 mi. SW Hotel
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.3 mi. SW Resort
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort 3.0 mi. W Hotel

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. SandBar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their seafood and tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Sandy Ground Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. NE
Bonjour Café (264) 461-3200 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Johnno's Beach Stop (264) 497-2728 American Very Casual -- --
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --
Dolce Vita Italian Beach Restaurant And Bar (264) 497-8668 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Dad's Bar & Grill (264) 581-3237 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Roy's Bayside Grille (264) 497-2470 British, Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Barrel Stay Restaurant (264) 497-2831 Creole, French Informal 0.1 mi. S
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 0.2 mi. N
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. SE
Tasty's Restaurant (264) 584-2737 American, Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. SSW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Sandy Ground Beach.

You might also enjoy Katouche Bay Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, Road Bay may be a good choice. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Blowing Point Beach, located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Anguilla; then again, Sandy Ground Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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