Completely undeveloped and the victim of erosion, Sherricks Bay Beach is a bit rockier than most beaches in Anguilla. However, while there is not much exploring or swimming to do here, it is a great location for a private picnic, taking pictures of the islands on the horizon, or simply taken in the sounds and feel of the strong sea-breeze.
Positioned on the western side of the island of Anguilla, 0.4 miles west of Shoal Bay West, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Many of the beaches in Anguilla are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Sherricks Bay Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.
If you take The Valley Road to the west as far as it will go, you will find yourself curving south once you pass West End Pond. Follow the road south, but instead of curving again to the left, turn right. This dirt road ends at Sherricks Bay Beach.
As one of the easternmost beaches in Anguilla, Sherricks Bay Beach is the final resting place for many pieces of driftwood and algae. This, mixed with sharp rocks, means that anyone visiting should wear shoes or heavier sandals instead of flip-flops or going barefoot. The real beauty of the beach is the horizon, where you will be able to see the many small islands and mountains, as well as a fabulous sunset.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Bear in mind that the region in which Sherricks Bay Beach is located is is a much-visited area, so show up early.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Anguilla. Devonish Art Gallery is one of a number of popular spots in the area.
Historical attractions such as Old Salt Factory and Pump House offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Sherricks Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Anguilla's past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is a quick taxi trip away from this historical destination.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Anguilla. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Devonish Art Gallery||Art Gallery||1.2||NE||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort Golf Course||Golf Course||3.2||ENE||Anguilla|
|CuisinArt Resort and Spa Art Gallery||Art Gallery||3.2||ENE||Anguilla|
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 coast, Blowing Point is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Guests will find a decent range of hotel options to choose from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which are listed below.
|Covecastles Resort||0.2 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Cap Juluca||1.5 mi.||E||Resort|
|Viceroy Anguilla||1.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Anacaona Boutique Hotel||1.7 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Frangipani Beach Resort||1.9 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Turtle's Nest Beach Resort||2.0 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Paradise Cove Resort||2.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Nathan's Cove||2.3 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Carimar Beach Club||2.4 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Malliouhana Hotel & Spa||2.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Covecastles Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and French dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|Covecastles Restaurant||(800) 223-1108||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||ENE|
|Mango's||(264) 497-6479||American, Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|Trattoria Tramonto & Oasis Beach Bar||(264) 497-8819||Italian||Informal||0.6 mi.||E|
|Elodias Beach Bar & Grill||(264) 497-1257||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Picante||(264) 498-1616||Mexican||Very Casual||--||--|
|Blue Beachfront Bistro||(888) 858-5822||Caribbean, International||Informal||1.5 mi.||E|
|Pimms||(264) 497-6666||Caribbean, European, Fusion||Fine Dining||1.5 mi.||E|
|Spice||(888) 858-5822||Middle Eastern||Fine Dining||1.5 mi.||E|
|Aleta||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Fine Dining||1.6 mi.||NE|
|Bamboo Bar & Grill||(264) 497-7000||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||NE|
|The Half Shell||(264) 497-7000||American||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||NE|
|Sunset Lounge||(264) 497-7000||Asian||Informal||1.6 mi.||NE|
Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Anguilla will have lots of options besides Sherricks Bay Beach.
Another location you might enjoy is Shoal Bay West, found only a short distance away. Shoal Bay West is a private beach with wide sandy shores and gently lapping waves. Ideal for the world-weary traveler, this beach is conducive to rest and relaxation. Whether swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters, or sunning on the sandy beach, Shoal Bay West is a stunning Caribbean sea front. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Sandy Island Beach. It's found four and a half miles to the northeast.
Vacationers may also want to visit Cove Bay, located only a short distance away. Popular but calm, Cove Bay is the perfect combination of elements for lazy days in the Caribbean. Sunning and swimming are the main activities, as the surf is not quite right for water sports.
Maybe Sherricks Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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