Meads Bay Beach, Anguilla from our July 2008 trip to St. Maarten.
About Meads Bay Beach
Meads Bay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach on the west end of Anguilla. Among other high-end resorts and dining establishments (typical of Anguilla), it is home to Blanchard’s Restaurant, which is the reason we first visited this beach in July of 2008. We were only there during dinner time, so we did not get a chance to see it during the day.
Our Experience at Meads Bay Beach
We visited Meads Bay Beach on our July 2008 trip to St. Maarten. It was our four year wedding anniversary, and we managed to find an opening at Shoal Bay Villas so we could stay on the island overnight and have our anniversary dinner while we were there. We had a wonderful dinner at Blanchard’s Restaurant, which sits directly on the edge of the beach. Before that, we had read about Meads Bay Beach in Mel and Bob Blanchard’s book “A Trip To The Beach”, and although they did a good job of describing it, seeing it in person was even better than reading about it in their book. While we were waiting for our dinner, we walked down the short path through the garden to the beach to take a few pictures. To our delight, we were greeted with an amazingly beautiful fading sunset. The seemingly endless ocean was very calm and there was no one on the beach as far as we could see in either direction. The pink and purple colors from the cloud shrouded sunset created a magical ambience in the air and made our dinner even more wonderful a memory.
Food And Drinks on Meads Bay Beach
While there are a few dining establishments on Meads Bay Beach, we have only been to Blanchard’s Restaurant, which we would obviously highly recommend to anyone visiting Anguilla. If you go, be sure to pick up a copy of their book to read on the plane on your way there (on this trip, Jeremy read it on the way there and then again on the way back). Read more about Blanchard’s Restaurant…
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We Can’t Wait To Return To Meads Bay Beach
Being that Blanchard’s is one of our favorite restaurants in the Caribbean, you can bet that we will visit Meads Bay Beach and Anguilla (and Blanchard’s) again in the future.