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 on the island of Anguilla, Crocus Bay is on the South East coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may find that Crocus Bay is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Because of the hotels in the vicinity, this beach can often be full of colorful tourists.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Crocus Bay is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Crocus Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Anguilla's South East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is a quarter mile away.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Wallblake House, a lovely museum found just a walk or cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 0.8 mi. ESE 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

Not far away you'll find the Valley, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, the Valley isn't far off, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. They are also famous for their seafood and tapas. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Crocus Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 2.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Anguilla has several beautiful beaches, so if Crocus Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the exciting vibe at Crocus Bay is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Little Bay, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a half mile to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Sandy Ground Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, which is located less than a mile away.

There's plenty to see and do in Anguilla, and Crocus Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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