Thanks to it being the home of Anguilla's ferry port, most people expect the beaches of Blowing Point to be quite busy. This isn't always the case. The strip of sand to the west of the dock is relatively calm and secluded, often favored by locals and tourists for a day trip that includes some swimming and a picnic lunch. The other beaches in this area are closer to resorts and they tend to be a little more crowded, but not enough to be a deterrent to visiting them.
There are several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for visitors who are so inclined. Click on the beach names for a detailed review of that part of the coast.
Blowing Point Beach: Blowing Point Beach is a popular location for boating, featuring a ferry terminal. It's one of the more popular beaches on Anguilla, though it's long enough for you to stake out your own perfect spot to soak up the sun.
A second place to consider is Merrywing Bay Beach. Merrywing Bay Beach has a long coast, and changes slightly as you travel up and down it. Some places featuring nothing more than flat smooth sand, and other places may be overgrown with palm trees or sand dunes; some parts are even resort-front beaches.
Little Harbour: Little Harbour is east of Blowing Point and is easily accessible to the public. There is no defined parking facility, but room to park your car at the end of the road leading up to the beach.
The following table enables you to get a few details concerning the beaches that can be found in and around the area.
|Blowing Point Beach||0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point||South|
|Cove Bay||2.8 mi. West of Central Blowing Point||South West|
|Elsie Bay Beach||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Blowing Point||South|
|Little Harbour||1.2 mi. East of Central Blowing Point||South|
|Meads Bay||3.1 mi. West of Central Blowing Point||South West|
|Merrywing Bay Beach||2.1 mi. West of Central Blowing Point||South West|
|Rendezvous Bay||1.3 mi. West of Central Blowing Point||South West|
|Road Bay||1.4 mi. North of Central Blowing Point||South West|
|Sandy Ground Beach||1.6 mi. North of Central Blowing Point||North|
|Sandy Point Beach||0.5 mi. South of Central Blowing Point||South West|
If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to expand your planning horizon. Read this article concerning even more attractions if you want to find additional facts.
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