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Shoal Bay

Anguilla
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Anguilla
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Traveler Description: Anguilla and Shoal Bay East are incredible beach destinations. It is a coral island as opposed to St. Martin which is mountainous and highly... more »
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We have returned to this beautiful beach several times. It is truly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We stay at a small hotel right on this beach. The Strawhat restaurant gives you a great view of the beach while you enjoy a terrific meal.

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Apex, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Anguilla was beautiful, laid back and the people were very pleasant. We went to a beach bar called Sunsets on Shoal Beach and we had a great beach day. This was a stop over with a small cruise line.

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Midlothian, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shoal Bay is one of the best beaches ever to see. You can take a 20 minute speed boat ride from the Island of St Maarten. This is a must see beach with the coral coming right up to the beach and crystal clear waters for snorkeling. This area of the Island has no major gift shops or stores and... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited Shoals bay on the beautiful island of Anguilla as part of a catamaran trip. We spent a few hours touring the island and swimming, snorkeling on Shoals bay. Had lunch at restaurant there, you can rent umbrellas, didn't need, never left the water. Words cannot describe this beach, white powdery sands, warm, tranquil crystal clear water. Visited in... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great snorkeling and comfy sand - feels like you are walking on pillows. Super clean beach and not crowded!

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were there at the end of August and the beach was empty! It was like having a private beach. We went there on a catamaran from st. Marteen called Sugar Ray. It was a great time! About a 20 minute sail there, then a 20 minute taxi ride, then spent the day on Shoal Beach--- snorkeling around the reefs!... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This beach stole my heart! We were staying a week in St. Maarten and decided to head over to Anguilla. The ride on the ferry was worth it! It was a short 25 minute ride on the seas but once you get there lots of taxis are waiting to take you wherever. Our driver chose Shoal Bay and I'm happy... More

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soccermarti
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This beach must be experienced to be fully appreciated. This beach was chosen as one of the best beaches in the world by Travel Magazine for a reason. Must see no picture depict how beautiful it is. If you are staying on ST Marten, Anguilla is only a 20 minute ferry ride away. Need to hire a cab to get... More

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Clermont, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was probably the most incredible beach on the island. We went 2 different days. Island Carousel Hank's Seafood Restaurant & Bar served a great snapper and frozen drinks. The lounge chairs out front are free with drink/food service. We also had a frozen mojito (very delicious) at one of the local beach stands next to Hank's.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

East Shoal Bay is a Paradise ! The water is fantastic, the sand is white and most of the time there are few people on the beach. There are some restaurants and snack bar on the beach, nothing special. My advice: do not take the seats and the umbrella just on the beach when you arrive. Walking 5 minutes on... More

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