Little Bay

Photo credit: © Vanes Luciani

The rocky cliffs overhanging Little Bay make this beach feel like it could be magical, like it's name should be whispered. It's definitely a secret you should keep. The sand is velvety soft, the water is crystalline and the atmosphere is serene.

Set toward the center of the island of Anguilla, Little Bay is on the East coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. The beaches in Anguilla aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Little Bay is less exposed than the others, which offers some middle ground to those who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
This beach virtually impossible to access from the road. You can stand and look down from the cliffs for a stunning view, but if you want that sand between your toes, you'll need to be unusually agile and adventurous to climb down the side of the cliff. Or, just hire a fisherman from Crocus bay to take you there by boat. The fee is typically around $10 and the trip takes just 5 minutes.

Amenities and Ambiance

Little Bay is a small beach bordered by huge rock cliffs that are a striking contrast to the bright blue water and smooth white sand. It's a visual treat and it's not overly developed or busy.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that Little Bay is in an area which is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Little Bay on Anguilla's East coast. It is close to Savannah Gallery, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Anguilla, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Warden's Place, which is one of the closest places of historical significance near Little Bay.

If a visit to the Little Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Savannah Gallery Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SE Anguilla
Warden's Place Historical Site 0.8 mi. SE Anguilla
Loblolly Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. SSE Anguilla
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop Art Gallery 1.4 mi. ESE Anguilla
Old Factory Historical Site 1.5 mi. SE Anguilla
Wallblake House Museum 1.5 mi. SE Anguilla

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of the Valley, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, the Valley isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (two kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lloyd's Bed and Breakfast 0.9 mi. SSE B & B
Las Esquinas 3.1 mi. S B & B


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant. This restaurant features Italian cuisine. They are also famous for their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Bar & Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant (264) 462-1000 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa (264) 498-5433 American, Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. S
Ken's Pork -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
English Rose Restaurant (264) 497-5353 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Lisa's Restaurant (264) 498-3057 -- -- -- --
Valley Bistro (264) 498-5100 Mediterranean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Hungry's (264) 235-8907 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Fat Cat Gourmet to Go (264) 497-2307 American Very Casual 1.6 mi. SE
Andy's Restaurant & Bar (264) 498-2639 Fusion Informal 1.6 mi. SE
Tropical Treats (264) 498-5768 -- -- 1.6 mi. S
Veya Restaurant and Cafe (264) 498-8392 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.9 mi. SSW
Mingz Bar & Restaurant (264) 497-6888 -- -- 1.9 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Little Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Crocus Bay, situated within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Katouche Bay Beach. You'll find it one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest.

You may also want to consider Limestone Bay Beach, located within a short distance.

Perhaps Little Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Anguilla you might like.


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