Attractions in Blowing Point

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Blowing Point is best known as the location of the ferry terminal to and from St. Martin.  While this town is a beauty to behold thanks to the older architecture and quiet beaches, it doesn't have much to offer in the way of landmarks.  It is the outdoors that will really enchant visitors, where they can hike along the shore and enjoy vistas of nearby islands on the horizon.  If adding a little culture into your getaway is important, the Valley is just a short 10 minute drive away.

Beaches

Anguilla's Rendezvous Bay

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular location.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location providing that option is Sandy Point Beach. The easiest way to reach Sandy Point Beach is to simply take the Blowing Point Terminal Road, but turn right before entering the terminal. The beach is actually adjacent to the docks.

Another good choice for snorkeling fans is Rendezvous Bay. After looking out towards the mountains of St. Martin, you can take a nice, long stroll on this mile and a half long beach, which curves out gently towards the ocean. It's a sometimes busy beach, but clean and refreshing.

Blowing Point Beach: Blowing Point is a very accessible beach, with regular ferry charter service from Princess Juliana International Airport on neighboring St. Martin, starting at 7:00 a.m.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find a wide range of choices for beaches in and around the area. To reach our full guide to beaches, go to this article.

Museums

If you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Blowing Point.

A landmark worth visiting is Wallblake House. It is located within the Valley, 3.4 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. Tour hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am - Noon.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Heritage Museum Collection. It is located in Island Harbour, 8.1 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. More of a people's history than the history of the island itself, this museum focuses on important figures from the past and the perseverance of the local people through adversity, endemics, and hurricanes. Exhibits include photographs, artifacts, and archaeological finds, but the owner, Mr. Petty is the most impressive feature.

The chart below provides you with some details concerning some the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Blowing Point
Name Phone Location
Heritage Museum Collection (264) 235-7440 8.1 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point
Wallblake House (264) 497-6613 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point

Historical Sites

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Do you enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites while on vacation in Blowing Point.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Salt Factory and Pump House. It is found in Blowing Point. With the high quantity of resources, salt mining was a major aspect of Anguilla's early economy. The Old Salt Factory and Pumphouse is a reminder of that history and shed light on how the process was done.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Warden's Place. It is located 3.6 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. Just like many of the Caribbean Islands, Anguilla depended, in part, on the sugar trade. Warden's Place was once a sugar plantation that was built in the 1790's.

Old Factory: While most of the original ginning machinery was lost after the Old Factory was closed, what remains has been put on display for guests visiting the Tourist Office to peruse.

You can look through this table to read more about historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Blowing Point
Name Phone Location
Old Factory (264) 497-2759 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point
Old Fort at Sandy Hill -- 5.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Blowing Point
Old Salt Factory and Pump House (264) 497-2711 1.8 mi. North of Central Blowing Point
Warden's Place (264) 497-2930 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests can enjoy some other intriguing sites in and near the area.

The chart right below provides you with more information about other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Blowing Point
Name Type Location
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 0.5 mi. South of Central Blowing Point
The Anguilla Aqua Park Attraction 2.4 mi. West of Central Blowing Point

Caves

Even though most vacationers come for the beaches, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Blowing Point some great choices, including a couple of caves.

The chart just below provides more details regarding caves.

Caves Near Blowing Point
Name Type Location
Dropsey Bay Cave Cave 5.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Blowing Point
Goat Cave Cave 10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point

Parks

Guests can visit the local park nearby.

Parks Near Blowing Point
Name Type Location Island
Coronation Park Park 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point Anguilla

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Blowing Point are provided in the table below.

Land Formations In Blowing Point
Name Type Location
Rendevous Bay Salt Pond Pond 0.8 mi. West of Central Blowing Point
Rendezvous Bay Bay 1.3 mi. West of Central Blowing Point
Tiny Bay Bay Central Blowing Point
 

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