Blowing Point Attractions

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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 will find a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

If you love snorkeling, a beach with that option is Sandy Point Beach. Forming a triangular point extending out into the water, Sandy Point Beach gives beach-goers two different coasts to explore, the beach's southeasterly and southwesterly coasts. Both feature the clear water that Anguilla is well known for, the beach to the East tends to be a bit calmer, thanks to the seawall that protect the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal just down the coast.

Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Rendezvous Bay. Rendezvous Bay is a popular beach with a lot of character. There are a few resorts, but also an old abandoned hotel and a kitschy beach pub.

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.

These are just some of the options. For a better look at this topic, navigate to this page.

Museums

If you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Blowing Point.

Many travelers choose to visit Wallblake House. It is found in the Valley, 3.4 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. Wallblake House is the oldest and most intact plantation house on Anguilla, built in 1787. The entire complex of buildings is intact, including kitchens, worker's quarters and stables.

Another popular destination 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 just below offers more information on a few the museums available 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

Enjoy learning some of the history of the places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Blowing Point.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Salt Factory and Pump House. It is located in Blowing Point. If you want a tour of the Old Factory, you will need to call ahead and make an appointment. Keep in mind though that tours are at 10:00am on Thursdays only.

Another common landmark for vacationers is 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: One of the major businesses in Anguilla for a time was the exportation of cotton to England. Old Factory is a still standing reminder of this trade, serving as the historic spot where a great deal of the island's cotton was ginned.

Review this table for information concerning 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

Travelers will discover some other worthwhile places to visit in and near Blowing Point.

The table right below enables you to learn some details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

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 visitors to the area are attracted by the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Blowing Point multiple options, including a couple of caves.

The chart below provides more information on the 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

Visitors 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 go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Blowing Point are listed right 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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