Crocus Bay

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Crocus Bay is a sometimes busy beach, surrounded by hills, greenery and hotels.There is even a youth hostel nearby. Most of the hotels sit atop close by hills, allowing for stunning views of the coastline that are worth checking out.

Located near the middle of the island of Anguilla, Crocus Bay is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Although Anguilla has more secluded beaches than Crocus Bay, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Crocus Bay Beach is easily accessible, found on the west end of Crocus Bay Road. Parking is available for day trippers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by lush greenery, it's a beautiful beach to spend an afternoon, sunning and squishing your toes in the soft, white and pink sands that cover this beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Because of the hotels in the vicinity, this beach can often be full of colorful tourists.

Since Crocus Bay is of course located within a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Anguilla; the area is home to other attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Historical attractions such as Warden's Place provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Crocus Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Anguilla's past, without venturing too far from the coast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Crocus Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. E Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 0.3 mi. ESE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 0.4 mi. SE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 1.1 mi. SE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 1.1 mi. E Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 1.2 mi. E Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Crocus Bay is in the the Valley area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. the Valley is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, the Valley is a quick trip away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While beach-goers will find only a few hotels in the region, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Crocus Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 0.4 mi. SE B & B
Las Esquinas 2.6 mi. S B & B

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. Visitors often rave about their pizza. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Crocus Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant (264) 462-1000 Italian Very Casual 0.0 mi. E
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SSE
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.1 mi. S
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.1 mi. E
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal 1.2 mi. SE
English Rose Restaurant (264) 497-5353 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 1.2 mi. ESE
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.5 mi. SSW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.5 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Crocus Bay in Anguilla.

You may also want to try Little Bay, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it a half mile to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Sandy Ground Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Limestone Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Crocus Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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