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 coast of Anguilla. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. While Sandy Hill isn't particularly secluded, there's a lot less commotion than there is at the other, usually busy beaches in Anguilla. So while this isn't the most private place on the island to spend time with your sweetheart, less traffic at this beach means you'll encounter a lot less people along your romantic walk.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Sandy Hill is the ultimate convenience. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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


Sandy Hill is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Anguilla. It's located near Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Heritage Museum Collection. It's not far from the shores at Sandy Hill, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 3.0 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
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 5.5 mi. W Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Sandy Hill is near the Valley, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. the Valley is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Sandy Hill, the Valley is just up the road, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular tourist destination, it is not typically that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you and your group are looking to book a place that's near the beach, the table below lists 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
Las Esquinas 4.9 mi. SW B & B
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 5.8 mi. WSW Cottages
Ferryboat Inn 6.8 mi. SW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 7.1 mi. WSW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 7.4 mi. WSW Resort
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 7.7 mi. WSW Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Le Bon Pain. The restaurant features American cuisine. Visitors often rave about their coffee and pizza.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 2.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Anguilla, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also like Dropsey Bay Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Island Harbour is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Scilly Cay Beach, located two and a half miles away.

You may find that Sandy Hill is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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