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, near East End, Scilly Cay Beach is on the North East coast of Anguilla. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach in Anguilla end up choosing one that is somewhat near the town's major conveniences, though somehow far from the typical beach-going crowd; a somewhat secluded part of the coast called Scilly Cay Beach usually offers the right balance.

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.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Scilly Cay Beach because there are public restrooms. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Be mindful that Scilly Cay Beach's location is an urban area, so you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Anguilla's North East coast. Art Cafe is one of the local attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Heritage Museum Collection (one of the closest to Scilly Cay Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience Anguilla's culture.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is , which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, 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 vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels within driving distance. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Scilly Cay. The restaurant has Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are included 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
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, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Anguilla, so if Scilly Cay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Limestone Bay Beach, which is located not too far away, so a quick cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Maybe Scilly Cay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Anguilla offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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