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.

Situated near the heart of the island of Anguilla, Elsie Bay Beach is on the South coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Anguilla's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Wallblake House, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Anguilla, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Warden's Place, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance to Elsie Bay Beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Elsie Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wallblake House Museum 1.5 mi. NNE Anguilla
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 2.0 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

Elsie Bay Beach is very close to the Valley, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of the Valley, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, the Valley is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Elsie Bay Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Tropical Treats. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

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

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

Anguilla has several beautiful beaches, and Elsie Bay Beach is just one option.

Another location you may want to try is Corito Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile away.

Perhaps Elsie Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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