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).

Set in Island Harbour, in the general vicinity of East End, Scilly Cay Beach is on the North East edge of Anguilla. You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Anguilla's beaches, but Scilly Cay Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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.

Restrooms are available at Scilly Cay Beach. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests hoping for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Don't forget that the area right around Scilly Cay Beach is an urban area, meaning the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Scilly Cay Beach is on the North East coast of Anguilla; the area is home to other attractions such as Art Cafe, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're intrigued by Anguilla's history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the neighborhood of Scilly Cay Beach.

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 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
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
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 5.0 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 exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of the Valley is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Scilly Cay Beach, the Valley isn't far off, roughly four and a half miles (seven 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. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Scilly Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Arawak Beach Inn 0.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Serenity Cottages 1.5 mi. W Cottages
Allamanda Beach Club 1.6 mi. W Hotel
Ku Hotel 1.9 mi. W Hotel
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 5.0 mi. SW B & B
Las Esquinas 7.0 mi. SW B & B
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 7.4 mi. SW Cottages
La Vue Boutique Inn 7.6 mi. SW Hotel
Ferryboat Inn 8.8 mi. SW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 8.9 mi. SW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Scilly Cay. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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
Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill (264) 497-4224 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. ESE
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Anguilla, so if Scilly Cay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, which is located five miles away.

Scilly Cay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Anguilla offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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