Scilly Cay Beach

Part of the Scilly Cay Restaurant property, Scilly Cay Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Anguilla. Heading over to Scilly Cay will give you the experience of a luxurious private-island resort without the price (though buying lunch on the island is about $100 per couple).

Positioned in Island Harbour, in the same vicinity as East End, Scilly Cay Beach is on the North East coast of Anguilla. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Scilly Cay Beach is one beach that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's not totally void of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Scilly Cay has a devoted ferry that you can take from Island Harbour out to the cay; which is definitely the easiest way to get there.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beautiful beach is the backdrop of a classy island bar; and you are likely to hear the music and laughter coming from the patrons. In the other direction, beachgoers will have a fabulous view of the Island Harbour area.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors seeking a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

With that said, it is important realize that while there exists some forms of comforts (BLANK) if you go to Scilly Cay Beach, it can be found within a popular area that can get crowded. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a smart cause to make plans to visit to beat all the other tourists, like showing up earlier in the day. Or it's possible you may risk the amenities being too busy.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Anguilla. It is near some interesting sites like Art Cafe, which is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Old Fort at Sandy Hill provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Scilly Cay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Anguilla's past, without venturing too far from the coast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Scilly Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Art Cafe Art Gallery 0.3 mi. SW Anguilla
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course 0.5 mi. SW Anguilla
Heritage Museum Collection Museum 0.9 mi. SSE Anguilla
ALAK Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. SW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 3.4 mi. S Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 4.1 mi. SW Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 4.3 mi. SW Anguilla
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 4.6 mi. SW Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 4.8 mi. SW Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 4.8 mi. SW Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 4.9 mi. SW Anguilla
Old Salt Factory and Pump House Historical Site 7.0 mi. SW Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Scilly Cay Beach is close to the Valley, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find the Valley, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, the Valley is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Scilly Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Arawak Beach Inn 0.2 WSW Hotel
Serenity Cottages 1.5 W Cottages
Allamanda Beach Club 1.6 W Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far away. Scilly Cay is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Scilly Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Scilly Cay (264) 497-5123 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. NE
Arawak Cafe (264) 497-4888 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. WSW
Smitty's on the Beach (264) 497-4300 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Elite Beach Restaurant and Bar (264) 498-5178 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Falcon's Nest (264) 772-1127 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Island Pub (264) 497-4244 Pub -- -- --
Hibernia Restaurant and Art Gallery (264) 497-4290 Asian, Eclectic, French Informal 0.5 mi. E
Le Bon Pain (264) 497-4090 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SW
Serenity Beach Resort Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-3328 Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. W
Gwen's Reggae Grill (264) 497-2120 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. W
Zara's (264) 497-3229 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 1.6 mi. W
Madeariman Beach Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-5750 French -- 1.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Scilly Cay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Limestone Bay Beach, which is located five miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Anguilla, but Scilly Cay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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