Blackgarden Bay Beach

Hidden in one of the most remote areas of Anguilla, and tucked within a deep cove, Blackgarden Beach is one of the least visited beaches in all of the island. Without amenities or development of any kind, Blackgarden is a beach only for those looking for absolute seclusion.

Situated toward the center of the island of Anguilla, Blackgarden Bay Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
Blackgarden Beach is one of the few beaches in Anguilla that does not have a direct road entrance. The easiest way to reach the beach though is to take the Coastal Road North out of Crocus Bay. Following this road, you will need to either park at Limestone Bay Beach or turn right onto a dirt road; you will turn right. Then, taking the first left, you will continue along the dirt road until it ends, where you will be overlooking the Blackgarden Beach. You will still need to carefully walk down the hill, though.

Amenities and Ambiance

Rough waves that routinely pound the sand at Blackgarden are funneled in by the two high ridges that extend past the beach into the ocean; creating a cavern like appearance. While they are not particularly steep, they are overgrown with shrubs and small plants that can make for an unpleasant hike. The beach itself is luckily smooth, and you do not have to worry too much about rocks or sharp seashells. Unfortunately the rougher water does make it a bit difficult to swim, especially for small children who can find the currents overwhelming.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Anguilla's North coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Wallblake House, a lovely museum found two miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Blackgarden Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 mi. S Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 1.3 mi. S Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 1.4 mi. S Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 1.7 mi. SE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 1.8 mi. SE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 2.0 mi. SSE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of the Valley, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, the Valley isn't far off, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Blackgarden Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 1.4 mi. S B & B
Las Esquinas 3.7 mi. S B & B

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. This restaurant has Italian cuisine. They also specialize in pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Blackgarden Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant (264) 462-1000 Italian Very Casual 1.1 mi. S
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. S
English Rose Restaurant (264) 497-5353 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.8 mi. SE
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal 2.0 mi. SSE
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSE
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 2.2 mi. S
Stone (264) 584-0001 Asian, Caribbean -- 2.2 mi. ENE
20 Knots (264) 584-0001 Caribbean, Latin American -- 2.2 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Blackgarden Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, located a quarter mile away.

You may find that Blackgarden Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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