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Address: Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
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A popular beach with white sand and turquoise water that has its secluded...

A popular beach with white sand and turquoise water that has its secluded areas as well.

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Anguilla Day Trip from St Maarten: Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling at Shoal Bay
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Wonderful beach

This beach has wonderful powdery sand and on most days it's quite calm making for delightful swimming. On the east end of the beach a reef is just a short distance off shore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has wonderful powdery sand and on most days it's quite calm making for delightful swimming. On the east end of the beach a reef is just a short distance off shore allowing easy but very rewarding snorkeling. This year alone we've seen a large ray, cuttlefish, trumpet fish, trunkfish and large schools of blue tangs ocean surgeonfish sergeant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While all the beaches in Anguilla are gorgeous Shoal Bay is a great beach to walk along. There are numerous bars and restaurants to stop and eat or just grab a beer. Most places rent chairs and umbrellas so you can spend the day. Madeariman and Elodias are particularly good. Elodias offers free parking as well.

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Bertrange, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are used to travel all over the World and we have seen a lot of beautiful places and beaches but Shoal Bay and especially its eastern part is just breathtaking with its pristine turquoise blue water and its white sand... Just have a look at the rays of sunlight in this amazing water and discover the whole shades of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Calm waters. Quiet and serene! Great for relaxing, snorkeling, swimming. Very clean!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to check out the beaches in Anguilla on a day trip from Grand Case, St. Martin where we had a weekly rental. It took 10 minutes to get to the Gare Maritime in Marigot where there was parking right in front. The departure tax was $5US or EU3 cash only so if you have cash euros ots a... More 

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Cundy's Harbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect beach, no one there. White sand stretching end to end. Two great lunch spots at bottom of hill. Waves can get growly but then you just sit and watch. Can't wait to return.

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Lancaster, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If so then this is the beach for you. High waves and surf at times a little rough. Only part of the beach has a gentle slope for walking. Right at the entrance there are beach vendors and restaurants/bars which brings a lot of day visitors over from St Martin. IMO not the best beach on Anguilla.......but it depends on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A vista like you have never seen. Crashing waves and whitecaps in the distance and turquoise waters up close. White sand, beers for sale. The only thing that could make it better is the beach chairs for rent - ratty, but they may add to the charm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you come in to shoal bay you will see a car park on your left ignore it and turn right follow the road to leoniadas it's very relaxed beach shack with an outdoor spa next to it. The beach here is lovely and much quieter than the central part if the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Shoal Bay as part of a day trip to Anguilla. The beach was beautiful. The water was a bit choppy on the day we were there. There was not good snorkeling on the day of our visit, but we enjoyed the water and sand nonetheless.

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