Sandy Hill

Sandy Hill is a great place to go snorkeling. Though its small and pretty rocky, there's a good amount of smooth sandy spots to sunbathe. It's not developed, but there are some nearby accommodations. You're likely to see local fishermen here.

Set in Sandy Hill Bay, in the general vicinity of East End, this beach is on the East edge of Anguilla. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Visitors will find that, although Sandy Hill is by no means secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Anguilla either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Sandy Hill is a small, narrow beach located between The Valley and Junk's Hole. The beach has no hotels or restaurants and no signage to help you find it. It is a protected harbor for local fisherman and often locals will be the only visitors to the beach. While parts of it have velvet soft sand, a majority of the beach is pretty rocky. It's great for snorkeling, though.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Primarily a residential and commercial fishing area, you probably won't find many tourists at Sandy Hill. Visitors who appreciate the hospitality of locals and native culture will enjoy this charming beach.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East coast of Anguilla. It is near some interesting sites like Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is among the attractions close-by.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Heritage Museum Collection, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Hill
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 0.8 mi. SSW Anguilla
ALAK Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.0 mi. NW Anguilla
Heritage Museum Collection Museum 2.0 mi. NNE Anguilla
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course 2.4 mi. N Anguilla
Art Cafe Art Gallery 2.4 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 2.6 mi. W Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.7 mi. W Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 3.1 mi. W Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 3.5 mi. W Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. W Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 mi. W Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 5.5 mi. W Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Sandy Hill is close to the Valley, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. the Valley is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, the Valley is a quick trip away, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not usually all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Sandy Hill.

Accommodations near Sandy Hill
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Serenity Cottages 2.4 mi. NNW Cottages
Allamanda Beach Club 2.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Arawak Beach Inn 2.6 mi. N Hotel
Ku Hotel 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 3.5 mi. W B & B
Las Esquinas 4.9 mi. SW B & B
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 5.8 mi. WSW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 5.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Ferryboat Inn 6.8 mi. SW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 7.1 mi. WSW Hotel

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Le Bon Pain. This restaurant serves American food. They are also known for their coffee and pizza.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Sandy Hill
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Bon Pain (264) 497-4090 American Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Falcon's Nest (264) 772-1127 American Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Island Pub (264) 497-4244 Pub -- -- --
Elite Beach Restaurant and Bar (264) 498-5178 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Serenity Beach Resort Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-3328 Caribbean Informal 2.4 mi. NNW
Smitty's on the Beach (264) 497-4300 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Gwen's Reggae Grill (264) 497-2120 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. NNW
Zara's (264) 497-3229 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 2.5 mi. NNW
English Rose Restaurant (264) 497-5353 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Arawak Cafe (264) 497-4888 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. N
Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill (264) 497-4224 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Anguilla besides Sandy Hill.

If the active mood at Sandy Hill has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Dropsey Bay Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Island Harbour is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Scilly Cay Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, Anguilla has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Sandy Hill could end up a family favorite.

 

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