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Shoal Bay East

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Free

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Beaches, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Anguilla has approximately 33 beaches, but the most popular one is Shoal Bay East. This northern shore is set up to entertain daytrippers from St. Martin-St. Maarten, so there are plenty of bars and restaurants, plus rental equipment for snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving.

Recent visitors say that a trip to this beach is an absolute must-see, and recommend renting a few beach chairs and making a day of it. While this beach is popular and known to attract crowds, recent travelers remarked they did not have trouble finding a quiet spot to relax.

Like other beaches on Anguilla, Shoal Bay East is free to enjoy any day, any time, with available parking on the main road.

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Rendezvous Bay
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#1 Meads Bay

Located on the western end of Anguilla, Meads Bay is beloved for its silky-smooth sand, aquamarine waters and gorgeous views. Plus, recent visitors said this beach is never as crowded as Shoal Bay East, and there are always chairs to rent and places to eat: many travelers and locals recommend dining at Blanchards Beach Shack, which is open Monday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (get there early for lunch).

Like the rest of Anguilla's beaches, it is free to spend the day here. Keep in mind that the waters can get a bit rough during the winter season (December through January), but are usually mild during the summer. The easiest way to get to Meads Bay is via taxi, unless you’re staying at a hotel that’s within walking distance of the beach.

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