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.

Located on Scrub Island, in the general vicinity of East End, this beach is nicely positioned on the coast. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Anguilla. While Scrub Island Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Scrub Island Beach offers a quiet and relaxing retreat, in part because the area surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Scrub Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Heritage Museum Collection, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Anguilla, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Fort at Sandy Hill, which is one of the closest historical attractions near Scrub Island Beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 the closest town and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, the Valley is about eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will not find very many places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to Scrub Island Beach can be viewed in the list below.

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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far away. Nat's Palm Grove Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They also specialize in barbecue and seafood. You can find it three miles away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Scrub Island, so Scrub Island Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Island Harbour, situated three and a half miles to the west-southwest. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Captain's Bay may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it two miles to the south west.

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

Anguilla has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Scrub Island Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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