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“Magical” 5 of 5 stars
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Meads Bay
Long Bay Village, Anguilla
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Owner description: This scenic beach is located close to several luxury resorts.
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“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Anguilla lacks nothing in terms of beautiful beaches. Some of these beaches have beautiful white sand as fine as baby powder and some are rocky. Some are calm and some are a bit rougher. Some are flat and some are surrounded by cliffs. Indeed, the variety of Anguilla's beaches is incredible given the size of this tiny island.

Having been to Anguilla three times and being beach fanatics, we have visited the great majority of the beaches and we have enjoyed them all for different reasons. From picture perfect Maunday's bay to jaw dropping Shoal Bay, they all have something that makes them special. However, one stands out above all and that is Meads Bay.

With its incredible hues of blue, crystal clear waters and beautiful pinkish white sand, Meads Bay is a beach lover's dream. The surf is calm most of the time, but when it gets rough is beautiful to look at. Also, the bay is not over developed thus you will have all the tranquility and space that you need. We have rarely seen more than twenty people in the whole beach. Moreover, there is a small dirt road in the middle of the bay where you can access the beach and have a good expanse of it all for yourselves. If you get hungry, there are some excellent options to choose from whether for luch or dinner. Straw Hat, Ocean Echo and Blanchard's beach shack are some of them.

Meads bay is a large open expanse of beach. So, if you feel that you need a little more intimacy, I highly recommend walking to the small cove at the east end of the beach right next to Malliouhana. Walk on top of the rocks and admire the crystal clear blue ocean, enjoy a beautiful sunset or snorkle around the caves to exlpore some marine life.

Although Meads Bay's stunning beauty is enough to take anyone by storm, it is more the feelings it conveys that make it magical. The aura of well being, tarnquility and peace that can be experienced on this beach is really something that develops into a special connection with it.

We have experienced some very special moments on Meads Bay that would take too long to describe, but they are memories that we will carry in our hearts for the rest of our lives. That is why we always make sure we say our goodbyes to Meads before we leave the island. In fact, the last time we were there to say goodbye it was a cloudy morning and the sea looked a bit gray. As soon as we walked towards the beach, the cloud cover broke and Meads showed us its beautiful blue colors for the last time on our trip. It is simply magical!

Visited June 2014
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“Favorite Beach on Anguila”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My favorite beach for a few reasons. I though Shoal Bay East would be my favorite, perhaps Meads was my favorite because we were staying on Meads. The water is clear and gorgeous, just like all the beaches, but I liked how Mead wasn't crowded, but yet it had many places to walk to, if you got bored. Try Blanchard's Beach Shack, or walk over to the end by the old Milliouhana near the rocks.

Visited May 2014
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“The beat beach in the world...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The title sums it up… this is our most favorite beach…anywhere! The sand is soft and white, the water is blue and clear. There are great restaurants. It's not crowded. What more can i say?!

Visited May 2014
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“Best beach in Anguilla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have always heard shoal bay was the best beach in Anguilla. Shoal is a stunning beach but meads bay is a show stopper. We caught it on a calm day and it was one of the top white sand beaches I've been to. I'm a seasoned traveler. Crystal clear water, white sand, great snorkeling. Best beach in Anguilla hands down.

Visited May 2014
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“fabulous place..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

great decor, private pools, landscaping to die for…the staff is so so friendly and easy….well maintained, perfect location….great beach

Visited May 2014
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