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.
You'll find several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular location.
If you are hoping to snorkel, a beach with that option is Sandy Point Beach. Sandy Point Beach definitely earns its name; with little in terms of rocks or vegetation, this point is very sandy. The warm bright sand is perfect for those looking to relax, sunbath, or enjoy a picnic.
Another good option for snorkelers 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.
Blowing Point and the surrounding areas have several additional beach choices. To learn more about beaches available, click here.
Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Blowing Point.
One popular destination is Wallblake House. It is found in the Valley, 3.4 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. Tour hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am - Noon.
Another landmark worth visiting is Heritage Museum Collection. It is located within Island Harbour, 8.1 mi. Northeast of central Blowing Point. The museum is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The following table summarizes some details regarding some available museums nearby.
|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|
In case you enjoy experiencing the history of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your stay.
One popular destination is Old Salt Factory and Pump House. It is located 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.
Another landmark worth visiting is Warden's Place. It is found 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: The Anguilla Tourist Office, and thus the Old Factory, is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closing from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Take a look at this table for information concerning historic sites near Blowing Point.
|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|
Although most travelers have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Areas near Blowing Point multiple choices, including two caves.
The chart right below summarizes more information on the caves.
|Cave||5.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Blowing Point|
|Cave||10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point|
Vacationers can spend some time in the local park nearby.
|Park||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Blowing Point||Anguilla|
Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Blowing Point are summarized in the following table.
|Pond||0.8 mi. West of Central Blowing Point|
|Bay||1.3 mi. West of Central Blowing Point|
|Bay||Central Blowing Point|
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