Elsie Bay Beach

Protected by Little Harbor on all sides, this calm bay sits along the island's south coast in an area that is relatively out of the way.

Positioned toward the center of the island of Anguilla, Elsie Bay Beach is on the South edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

Known as the "Tiniest Beach on Anguilla," Elsie Bay features a small pocket of white sands which are backed by thick forested lands. The waters are calm thanks to the way to coast curves to protect it from rough waves rolling in, and snorkeling is a favorite pastime among the few visitors it sees daily.

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


Elsie Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Anguilla's South coast. It is close to Wallblake House, which is located a mile and a half to the north-northeast, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Historic attractions, including Warden's Place, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Elsie Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Anguilla's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Elsie Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wallblake House Museum 1.5 mi. NNE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. N Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 2.0 mi. N Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 2.1 mi. NNE Anguilla
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. N Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NNE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of the Valley, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, the Valley isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Elsie Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

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

Accommodations near Elsie Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Esquinas 0.7 mi. SW B & B
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 1.8 mi. N B & B


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. Tropical Treats is one of the closest eateries. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Elsie Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.1 mi. N
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.1 mi. NW
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.4 mi. NW
E's Oven (264) 498-8258 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. W
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNE
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal 1.7 mi. NNE
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. N
Roy's Bayside Grille (264) 497-2470 British, Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. WNW
Barrel Stay Restaurant (264) 497-2831 Creole, French Informal 1.9 mi. WNW
Ripples (264) 497-3380 Caribbean, Eclectic -- -- --
SandBar (264) 498-0171 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Anguilla, of course, and Elsie Bay Beach is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Corito Bay Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

Anguilla has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Elsie Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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