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.

Located in Sandy Hill Bay, fairly close to East End, this beach is on the East edge of Anguilla. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. While there are certainly more secluded beaches in Anguilla than Sandy Hill, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

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 concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. 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

Beachgoers will find Sandy Hill on Anguilla's East coast. Old Fort at Sandy Hill is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Heritage Collection Museum. It's located relatively close to Sandy Hill, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Hill
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 0.8 mi. SSW Anguilla
Heritage Collection Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NNE 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
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 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
L Bernbaum Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.5 mi. W Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 6.2 mi. WSW Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 6.7 mi. SW Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 7.7 mi. WSW Anguilla

Cities and Towns

the Valley is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, the Valley is a quick trip away, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests trying to find a room near Sandy Hill won't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the table that follows.

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
The Manoah 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Ku Hotel 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Shoal Bay Villas 2.7 mi. NW Villa complex
Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa 2.7 mi. NW Villa complex
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 3.5 mi. W B & B
CéBlue Villas & Beach Resort 3.7 mi. W Villa complex
Ani Villas 4.0 mi. W Villa complex

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Le Bon Pain. The restaurant features American cuisine. They also specialize in coffee and pizza.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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
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
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
The Lime Keel House (264) 583-4613 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. NNE
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
Madeariman Beach Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-5750 Caribbean, French, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.7 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Anguilla besides Sandy Hill.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Sandy Hill has you wanting more of the same, think about checking out Dropsey Bay Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Island Harbour may be a good choice. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Scilly Cay Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

While Anguilla has many alluring attractions, Sandy Hill is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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