Beach connoisseurs consider Shoal Bay East to be Anguilla’s premier strand. On the northeastern side of the island, Shoal Bay East (sometimes called simply Shoal Bay, so don’t confuse it with Shoal Bay West) is broad and long with radiant white sands and clear turquoise waters.
It’s ideal for swimming, snorkelling and soaking up the sun. To add to its laid-back appeal, there are a couple of small hotels and restaurants on the beach, but virtually no other development in sight. Anguilla’s top archaeological site, the Fountain, is nearby.