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 edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Crocus Bay for a few hours. 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Because of the hotels in the vicinity, this beach can often be full of colorful tourists.

Bear in mind that Crocus Bay is in an area which is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Crocus Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Anguilla's South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Savannah Gallery, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Historical attractions like Warden's Place provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Crocus Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Anguilla's past, without having to stray too far from the beach.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

the Valley is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, the Valley isn't far off, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table 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

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. The restaurant features Italian food. They are also known for serving pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

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

Anguilla has several beautiful beaches, so Crocus Bay is just one of your options.

If the exciting vibe at Crocus Bay is one of the features you love, think about checking out Little Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a half mile to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Sandy Ground Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Limestone Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Anguilla has a lot to offer its visitors, but Crocus Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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