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Mamiya Pro TL, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9, Fuji 400H

There are a lot of lists of the best beaches in the Caribbean and the best beaches in Anguilla.  When it comes to Anguilla, you usually hear about Shoal Bay, and don’t get me wrong, it is a beautiful beach.  So is Meads Bay, and Cove Bay, and Maunday’s Bay.  I could keep going, but my favorite beach on the island remains Rendezvous Bay.

It was our first beach on the island.  When we first visited in 2007, we arrived after dark.  I remember walking out on the balcony and seeing loads of stars, hearing the waves, and seeing bits of the surf in the distance, but it wasn’t until the next morning that we walked out on the balcony and got our first glimpse of Rendezvous Bay.  You look across the bay from The CuisinArt, and you see the hills of St. Martin in the distance.  The look a smoky blue against the turquoise water and bright blue sky.

Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H
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Mamiya Pro TL, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9, Portra 400

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The sand is the fine, white sand for which the island is famous.  There are no severe drop-offs.  It’s a gradual walk out until you’re ready to dive in.  The water is crystal clear, and the waves are mild, perfect for swimming.

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I’ve never measured it, but the beach is about two miles from end to end.  It is a perfect beach for walks, morning or afternoon.  You will find loads of shells and coral along the way.

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Mamiya Pro TL, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9, Ektar 100

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Canon 1v, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Fuji 400H

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At the west end, you’ll find some cool coral formations.  It’s a fun place to watch the waves roll in.

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Mamiya Pro TL, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9, Portra 400
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Canon 1v, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Fuji 400H

The beach is also home to two great beach bars, Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve and Garvey’s Sunshine Shack.  Unpretentious, casual, simply perfect.

Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H

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Because you are on the southern coast of the island, the sunsets are not directly in view.  But the setting sun turns the sky a shade pink/orange and the hills of St. Martin look purple.  It’s a beautiful spot for a sunset walk.


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Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H

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Stroll through more of our Anguilla posts here:

  • Blanchard's Beach Shack
  • Dune Preserve Anguilla
  • Omari Banks
  • Limin' Boutique Anguilla
  • Smokey's at the Cove Anguilla
  • B&D's BBQ
  • Shoal Bay Scuba Anguilla
  • Hungry's Good Food, Anguilla
  • CuisinArt Resort Anguilla
  • Garvey's Sunshine Shack Anguilla
  • Cuisinart Beach Rendezvous Bay Anguilla
  • SandBar Anguilla
  • Anguilla on Film
  • DaVida Anguila
  • Picante, Caribbean Taqueria, Anguilla
  • Cha Cha San Anguilla
  • Anguilla Travel Journal Entries
  • Irie Life Anguilla
  • Barrel Stay Anguilla
  • Geraud's Patisserie, Anguilla
  • Travel for Less with the Anguilla Card
  • Bankie Banx
  • Anacaona Boutique Hotel
  • Meads Bay Beach Villas
  • Gwen's Reggae Grill
  • SandBar
  • Picante
  • Dune Preserve
  • CuisinArt Resort
  • The Bay of Piglets: When the British Invaded Anguila
  • Just One Day: Anguilla
  • Book Page


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Cha Cha San, Anguilla
Geraud's Patisserie, Anguilla

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