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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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VIENNA VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Spent a day at Shoal Beach in Anguilla and so glad that we did. I just hope that this beach stays undeveloped forever as it adds to the charm of Anguilla. Took the ferry from Marigot, Sint Marten for the 35 minutes ride to Anguilla. The boat ride there was a little rough and the ferry was hot. The same... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place seems almost too beautiful to be real. The sand is powder white and the water is so blue. All of our pictures look like postcards! Somehow despite the people, it is absolutely quiet and tranquil. Small cafes dotted along the beach have chairs for cheap rental and the food is so delicious and fresh. It really is a... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This has got to be the most beautiful beach in the entire Caribbean. Crystal clear water and blindingly white sand make this one of the most beautiful beaches on earth.

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place felt like heaven on earth. There is a reason why this beach is top ten in the world.... While you are there, make sure to eat fresh fish at the small Restaurant there. Ask for Lucy...She is amazing!

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Absolutely amazing beach. I really cannot imagine anything better- powder soft sand, aqua waters and complete tranquility. I can easily spend a day, a week, a month here gazing at the beautiful ocean. There are small cafes with cheaply priced chairs for purchase and tasty snacks/drinks. They have a chill band come out sometimes to perform. And there are bathrooms... More

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So much sand and no rocks! I loved it. When you come to Anguilla you better visit this beach. Visit Hanks and have lunch and they will serve on the beach!

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Yes it's real...all to it...the blue, the white, the sand, the landscape, the tranquility, the feeling. I've come to terms with myself that Shoal Bay, Anguilla, is the most beautiful beach I will ever visit. Take an entire day to calibrate your mind, soak in the water, jog, snorkel, find stillness. It will chafe your DNA. You have to see... More

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Hamilton, ON
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a great beach but not my favorite in Anguilla (see Meads Bay). I was a bit disappointed with the snorkelling here this trip - I remember it being much better last time we were here - maybe just an "off" day (if there is such a thing in snorkelling). I prefer Meads Bay for 3 reasons - less... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The colors of Shoal Bay are amazing! A great place for a morning jog as the beach is expansive and the breeze keeps on blowing. Watching the color of the water is one of the best ways to spend your day and clear your mind.

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Melbourne, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We explored the island back and fourth several times during our 1 week stay. This is by far the best beach in the whole island with the turquoise color and snorkeling from the shore

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