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.

Located near 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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Anguilla's North coast. It is near Savannah Gallery, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Wallblake House. This museum is located two miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. 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

The nearby town of the Valley is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, the Valley isn't far off, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the table below.

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, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of 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

There are other beaches in Anguilla you might like besides Blackgarden Bay Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, located a quarter mile away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Anguilla, and Blackgarden Bay Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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