Sandy Island Beach

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Barbecues, cabanas, cold drinks and the sun are what defines Sandy Island Beach. While the island was once known only to a few lucky travelers, the addition of some low impact tourist development has made this into a must do for guests who can make their way here.

Situated on the island of Anguilla, 2.9 miles northwest of Blowing Point, Sandy Island Beach is on the West-Southwest edge of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. Sandy Island Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in Anguilla may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Sandy Island Beach, but are usually more cramped since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

There is only one way to reach Sandy Island, and that is by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Sandy Island Beach stretches along the coast of the small Sandy Island. With not much else here than sand and cabanas, you can expect to feel in paradise. As for other tourist, Sandy Island can get a little crowded (relative to its small size) but is nearly empty during storm seasons, as the cabanas have actually flown away in the past.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Sandy Island Beach because there are public restrooms. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Sandy Island Beach is on Anguilla's West-Southwest coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cheddie's Carving Studio, which is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Wallblake House, a lovely museum found four miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cheddie's Carving Studio Art Gallery 1.6 mi. SSW Anguilla
Bartlett's Collection Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE Anguilla
Pineapple Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. ESE Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 1.9 mi. ESE Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. S Anguilla
CuisinArt Resort Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. S Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 2.9 mi. SE Anguilla
Devonish Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.4 mi. SW Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 3.7 mi. E Anguilla
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 4.1 mi. E Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 4.1 mi. E Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Sandy Island Beach is near Sandy Ground Village, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Sandy Island Beach include Sandy Ground Village, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area. From the beach, Sandy Ground Village is a quick trip away, roughly two miles (three kilometers).


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 people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay not far from Sandy Island Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Malliouhana Hotel & Spa 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 2.0 mi. SE Cottages
Carimar Beach Club 2.1 mi. SW Hotel
Nathan's Cove 2.2 mi. SW Hotel
CuisinArt Resort & Spa 2.3 mi. S Resort
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.3 mi. S Resort
Turtle's Nest Beach Resort 2.6 mi. SW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 2.6 mi. SSE Hotel
Frangipani Beach Resort 2.6 mi. SW Resort
Anacaona Boutique Hotel 2.9 mi. SW Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Sandy Island. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Sandy Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sandy Island (264) 476-6534 American, Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Oliver's Seaside Grill (264) 497-8780 Caribbean, Continental Informal 1.6 mi. SSW
De Cuisine (264) 584-3431 Caribbean, European Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SSE
Cha Cha San (264) 583-1988 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.8 mi. SSE
A Burger (264) 497-3535 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. SSE
Dolce Vita Italian Beach Restaurant And Bar (264) 497-8668 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. ESE
Bonjour Café (264) 461-3200 Caribbean, French Very Casual -- --
Johnno's Beach Stop (264) 497-2728 American Very Casual -- --
Dad's Bar & Grill (264) 581-3237 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. ESE
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 1.9 mi. ESE
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. ESE
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach in Anguilla will have lots of options besides Sandy Island Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Sandy Ground Beach, found just a little ways away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Katouche Bay Beach is just right. You'll find it two and a half miles to the east.

You may also want to consider Cove Bay, which is located three miles to the south-southwest. Popular but calm, Cove Bay is the perfect combination of elements for lazy days in the Caribbean. Sunning and swimming are the main activities, as the surf is not quite right for water sports.

Anguilla has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Sandy Island Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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