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Beaches of Anguilla: the paradise of the Caribbean

The main tourist attractions of Anguilla are its deserted beaches of fine white sand, on which contrast beautifully the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea.

The island has a total of 33 beaches, of which about ten are truly superb, among these we can mention Shoal Bay East, Cove Bay, Rendezvous Bay, Savannah Bay, Meads Bay, Shoal Bay West, Maunday’s Bay.

The most beautiful beach ever is Shoal Bay East, but all Anguilla beaches are worth visiting and exploring.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ANGUILLA BEACHES: SHOAL BAY EAST

Shoal Bay East, Anguilla. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

Shoal Bay East, Anguilla. Author Marco Ramerini..

The most beautiful beach in Anguilla is undoubtedly Shoal Bay East, which is considered among the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. This beach is located along the north-east coast of the island and is formed by an expanse of fine white sand about a kilometer and a half long, which overlooks a turquoise-colored sea.

A relaxing walk along the beach is highly recommended until you reach the tip of fine white sand where the Upper Shoal Bay begins, a shorter and less frequented stretch of Shoal Bay East beach.

The sea is generally calm and protected by the coral reef, here the water is not immediately too deep and therefore the beach is also suitable for bathing children.

The beach also has a minimum of equipment, you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs ($ 10 a day) and relax in the Caribbean sun. There are also several restaurants (Gwen’s Reggae Bar, Elodia’s Bar & Grill, Sandpipers and Uncle Ernie’s) and some hotels, among the hotels that overlook the beach are the Kú and the Shoal Bay Villas.

Curiosity: Near Shoal Bay East beach, precisely in the interior to the west of the beach, there is the Fountain Cavern. A large limestone cave where Amerindian petroglyphs and a large sculpted stalagmite that depicts the god Jocahu a god of Arawak Indians. The cave, which is one of the best preserved Amerindian archaeological sites in the Caribbean, is on the UNESCO Tentative List, but unfortunately it is not open at the moment.

UPPER SHOAL BAY EAST BEACH

This beach is the continuation of Shoal Bay East, in practice it is the part of Shoal Bay East that continues beyond the tip.

COVE BAY BEACH

Beautiful beach, along the south-western coast, among the least (for now) touched by the urban expansion that unfortunately sometimes in Anguilla is very intrusive. Excellent beach for children.

SHOAL BAY WEST BEACH

A beautiful beach located at the south-west of the island, unfortunately, in part, disfigured by horrendous constructions just behind of sandy shore.

MEADS BAY BEACH

Beautiful beach along the northwestern coast of Anguilla. Among the longest beaches on the island of Anguilla. This beach has quite high water right from the shore, and is not too suitable for children.

SAVANNAH BAY BEACH

Beach located at the eastern end of the island. To reach it you have to take a detour on a dirt road. The beach is isolated and wild, but unfortunately there seem to be pharaonic projects for its tourist exploitation. The sand on the beach is pink.

MAUNDAY’S BAY BEACH

Beach located along the southwestern coast of the island between Cove Bay and Shoal Bay West. This is practically the beach of the Cap Juluca luxury hotel.

RENDEZVOUS  BAY BEACH

Long stretch of white sand on the southwestern coast of Anguilla is practically the northern extension of Cove Bay beach. Excellent for children.

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