Anguilla's Beaches described for you by HARBOR LIGHTS

Northwest:
Barnes Bay
Little Bay
Road Bay
Sandy Island

Southwest:
Cove Bay
Maunday's Bay
Rendezvous Bay
Shoal Bay West

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Harbor Lights is located at the red dot at the northeast end of the island.
Northeast:
Island Harbour
Captain's Bay
Shoal Bay East

Southeast:
Junk's Hole
Mimi Bay
Sandy Hill

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Barnes Bay


This is a good spot for snorkeling and windsurfing, but can get crowded. There is access to a bar at the hotel above the beach.

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Little Bay


Little Bay is a natural fish nursery located on the north side at about the center of the island. The cliffs house seabirds feeding on the fish below. It's difficult to reach, but worth the effort for the avid snorkler, Little Bay shows off the rainbows of parrot fish and the silver shimmer of schools of tiny swimmers. Check with Kathie for accessibility and directions to this hidden treasure.

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Road Bay


This boat harbor is a commercial and tourist hub. It has several restaurants and lots of activity including water sports and live music at some of the beach bars and restaurants. It faces west, so if you want a great sunset, look for one here.

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Sandy Island


Sandy Island has the basic amenities (bar and restaurant) and is just off shore from Road Bay. There is a ferry that heads back and forth hourly to Road Bay. Lots of day sailing boats stop by to relax and people watch at this small cay.

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Cove Bay


Cove Bay is a special beach with lots of action and a good beach bar. Day sailors from St. Martin have been landing here more since Luis damaged Sandy Island so significantly. Many of the small crowd you'll see at Cove are "extended stay" folks who know the island well.

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Maunday's Bay


This large beach has good swimming and snorkeling, but watch out for sea urchins. Gear rental is available and Pimms, the exclusive restaurant affiliated with Cap Juluca, is at the end of the bay.

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Rendezvous Bay


A long, curving stretch of paradise with great views of lush St. Martin. There is a beach bar here, providing snacks and drinks.

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Shoal Bay West


As far from Harbor Lights as the island will allow, Shoal Bay West is quiet and comfortable with a cafe and good snorkeling

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Island Harbour


As a working harbor, this beach, although not ideal for sunbathing, is a great place to watch the colorful fishing boats on parade. Home to the famous Smitty's Beach Bar and Cafe, Island Harbor is a short walk from Harbor Lights.

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Captain's Bay


The difficult road leading to this beach, the rolling surf, and the lack of amenities are only three reasons why this beach is generally deserted. The footsteps in the sand may be the only ones you'll see. For the tricky directions to Captain's see Kathie.

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Shoal Bay East


This very large beach has lots of action as well as beauty. Miles of powder sand, bars, beach chairs, umbrellas, several restaurants, good snorkeling, and Shoal Bay Watersports can all be found here. All of this fringed with the requisite palm trees and sea grape. Shoal Bay is probably Anguilla's most popular, and populated, beach.

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Junk's Hole


The Palm Grove Restaurant is located on this beach. They supply beach chairs and umbrellas and provide drinks along with a standard grill menu consisting of ribs, chicken, and fish. There are several boats on the shore and every once in a while the locals head out for a bout of fishing, pushing their colorful boats into the water in search of jack, the locals' favorite fish.

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Mimi Bay


The drive is part of the adventure. Head here for excellent snorkeling.

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Sandy Hill


This is another center for commercial fishing activity. You can snorkel but there isn't much beach.

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