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 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 nearby. Those vacationers who like relaxing among the crowds and doing a bit of people-watching won't regret their visit to 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Remember to take into account that Sandy Ground Beach's location is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Anguilla; the area is home to other attractions such as Bartlett's Collection, which is one of the closest attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Wallblake House (positioned only a brief walk or taxi ride away) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Anguilla.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.3 mi. NE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. SW 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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 2.6 mi. ENE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.9 mi. ENE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Sandy Ground Village is the closest city to Sandy Ground Beach. It isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From Sandy Ground Beach, Sandy Ground Village is a quick trip away, about a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Those trying to find a room close to Sandy Ground Beach won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient hotel 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
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
Ferryboat Inn 2.1 mi. S Hotel
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.3 mi. SW Resort
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa 3.0 mi. W Hotel
Carimar Beach Club 3.1 mi. WSW Hotel
Nathan's Cove 3.1 mi. WSW Hotel
Paradise Cove Resort 3.3 mi. SW Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is SandBar. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood and tapas. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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) 497-2737 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

Needless to say, Sandy Ground Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Anguilla.

If the active mood at Sandy Ground Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Katouche Bay Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Road Bay. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Blowing Point Beach, located two miles to the south.

Anguilla has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Sandy Ground Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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