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.

Located toward the center of the island of Anguilla, Little Bay is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers tend to want a compromise between fun and relaxation, and Little Bay offers that middle ground. It's a spot that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Little Bay is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Little Bay is on Anguilla's East coast. It is near Savannah Gallery, which is located three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Wallblake House, a lovely museum found only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the Little Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques Art Gallery 1.2 mi. SE 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

Little Bay is in the the Valley area, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of the Valley is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, the Valley isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Da' Vida Restaurant & Spa. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean menu items. They also specialize in seafood and tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
The Pumphouse (264) 497-5154 American Informal 2.3 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Anguilla besides Little Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Crocus Bay, found just a little ways away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Katouche Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Limestone Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Little Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Anguilla offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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