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.

Positioned near the middle of Sandy Ground Village, Sandy Ground Beach is on the North coast of Anguilla. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout Anguilla are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Sandy Ground Beach is a little different.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that Sandy Ground Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Sandy Ground Beach on Anguilla's North coast. Bartlett's Collection is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Wallblake House, a lovely museum found two and a half miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Anguilla. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town to Sandy Ground Beach is Sandy Ground Village, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From Sandy Ground Beach, Sandy Ground Village is not far away, roughly a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


How many other people you encounter at Sandy Ground Beach 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.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not typically that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Sandy Ground Beach.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is SandBar. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood and tapas. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Anguilla, of course, so Sandy Ground Beach is not your only option.

If the active mood at Sandy Ground Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Katouche Bay Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Road Bay. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Blowing Point Beach, located two miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Anguilla, and dropping by Sandy Ground Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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