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.

Positioned on the island of Anguilla, Sandy Point Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches in Anguilla are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Sandy Point Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Visitors will also be able to look out at watch the ferries come and go between Blowing Point and Saint Martin.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Be mindful that Sandy Point Beach's location is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Anguilla; the area hosts attractions such as Dolphin Discovery, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Dolphin Discovery Attraction 0.1 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club 0.5 mi. N Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Blowing Point, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Blowing Point is a fairly short distance away, roughly a half mile (less than a kilometer).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Sandy Point Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Sandy Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ferryboat Inn 0.0 mi. NW Hotel
Rendezvous Bay Hotel & Villas 0.8 mi. NW Hotel
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 1.2 mi. NW Resort
The Reef 1.4 mi. WNW Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Anguilla's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is The Ferryboat Inn Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and French dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Sandy Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Ferryboat Inn Restaurant and Bar (264) 497-6613 Caribbean, French Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Coconose Restaurant (264) 497-6434 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNE
Fish Shack & Grill (264) 729-9696 British, Caribbean -- 0.7 mi. N
The Place (246) 584-6501 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NW
Old Caribe Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6061 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.2 mi. NW
Olde Caribe (800) 583-9247 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 1.2 mi. NW
Sun Shine Shack (264) 746-0649 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. WNW
A Burger (264) 497-3535 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. NNW
Cha Cha San (264) 583-1988 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.4 mi. NNW
De Cuisine (264) 584-3431 Caribbean, European Fine Dining 1.5 mi. NNW
Café Mediterraneo (264) 498-2000 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.5 mi. WNW
Italia (264) 498-2000 Italian Informal 1.5 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Sandy Point Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Anguilla.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Blowing Point Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the northeast.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Anguilla, but a trip to Sandy Point Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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