Scrub Island Beach

Found just off the eastern coast of Anguilla, Scrub Island is an uninhabited island that is fantastic for hikers and anyone up for an adventure. There are even legends of Spanish Shipwrecks and treasure somewhere on the island for a lucky hiker to find.

Situated on the southwestern side of Scrub Island, in the general vicinity of East End, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Scrub Island Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in Anguilla may provide just as many amenities as Scrub Island Beach, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Anyone wanting to reach Scrub Island Beach will need to set up reservations with a local boat charter, or have access to their own sea vessel. Some ecotours also head out to the island, but they are likely to spend more time hiking inland than enjoying the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Despite the forested island, Scrub Island Beach itself is free of vegetation and rocks, granting visitors plenty of space to spread out among the soft sand. However, unlike some of the other islands around Anguilla, the beach does not continue all the way around, so to get to the other side you will need cut across Scrub Island.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

If you tend to favor sunny days that grant an angelic place to escape, then you will want to try Scrub Island Beach; it's hidden away in a more natural part of Scrub Island.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Scrub Island; it's located near attractions like Heritage Museum Collection, which is one of the closest attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Old Fort at Sandy Hill are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Scrub Island Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Anguilla, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If you can't wait to see as many of Anguilla's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Scrub Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Heritage Museum Collection Museum 3.5 SW Anguilla
Art Cafe Art Gallery 3.7 WSW Anguilla
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course 3.9 WSW Anguilla
ALAK Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.7 WSW Anguilla
Old Fort at Sandy Hill Historical Site 6.1 SW Anguilla

Cities and Towns

the Valley is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, the Valley isn't out of reach at eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Scrub Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Arawak Beach Inn 3.6 WSW Hotel
Serenity Cottages 4.9 WSW Cottages
Allamanda Beach Club 5.0 WSW Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their barbecue and seafood. It'll be found three miles away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Scrub Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill (264) 497-4224 Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. SW
Hibernia Restaurant and Art Gallery (264) 497-4290 Asian, Eclectic, French Informal 3.0 mi. SW
Scilly Cay (264) 497-5123 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. WSW
Elite Beach Restaurant and Bar (264) 498-5178 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Falcon's Nest (264) 772-1127 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. SW
Arawak Cafe (264) 497-4888 Caribbean Very Casual 3.6 mi. WSW
Smitty's on the Beach (264) 497-4300 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Island Pub (264) 497-4244 Pub -- -- --
Le Bon Pain (264) 497-4090 American Very Casual 3.9 mi. WSW
Serenity Beach Resort Bar and Restaurant (264) 497-3328 Caribbean Informal 4.9 mi. WSW
Gwen's Reggae Grill (264) 497-2120 Caribbean Very Casual 5.0 mi. WSW
Zara's (264) 497-3229 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 5.0 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, Scrub Island Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Scrub Island.

You might also enjoy Island Harbour, located three and a half miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Captain's Bay. It's found two miles to the south west.

You may also enjoy Scilly Cay Beach, located three and a half miles to the west-southwest.

Anguilla has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Scrub Island Beach could end up a family favorite.


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