Anguilla is home to 33 gorgeous beaches, giving you endless options for sun drenched Caribbean beach days, exciting water sports, and breathtakingly picturesque settings. Below, we’ve put together a guide to the best places around the island to enjoy our turquoise waters and pristine white sands during your vacation.
West End Beaches
Anguilla’s West End is home to a number of iconic bays and locales famous for their Caribbean beach. Crocus Bay, Meads Bay, Sandy Ground, Little Bay, Cove Bay, Rendezvous Bay, Maundays Bay, Blowing Point, Barnes Bay, and Shoal Bay West are all located on this side of the island, offering a wide range of recreation and other experiences.
Dine at Mango’s near Barnes Bay. Rent all kinds of water sports equipment or book tours from Anguilla Watersports, a local company that also operates the only floating obstacle course in the Caribbean: the Aqua Park.
Rendezvous Bay Beach is home to iconic places like the beautiful golf course at CuisinArt Resort, the delicious Sunshine Shack restaurant, and reggae legend Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve bar and live music venue.
Sandy Ground is where you’ll find all of the beach bars and grills, while Meads Bay Beach has some of the best restaurants on the island, including Blanchard’s Beach Shack, Straw Hat, and Ocean Echo.
You’ll find spots like da’Vida and Savannah Gallery along Crocus Bay Beach, which is not far from The Valley. Anguilla’s cays, or small islands, are also located off of the West End, including the Prickly Pear Cays, Dog Island, and Sandy Island.
East End Beaches
On the East End, Shoal Bay Beach East, Island Harbour, and Scrub Island are the most popular Anguilla beach areas. Shoal Bay is home to fabulous restaurants like Gwen’s Reggae Bar and Grill, Tropical Sunset, and Madeariman. Nearby, you can treat yourself to a spa day at Zemi Beach or simply enjoy Shoal Bay Beach itself.
Island Harbour is located close by as well, home to restaurants like Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery, Le Bon Pain, and Artisan Pizza Napoletana. Head further east and across the water to Scrub Island for a day of hiking, or south toward East End Village to visit historic churches or the Old Fort at Sandy Hill Bay.