Road Bay

copyright Rum TherapyRoad Bay is Anguilla's main port for ships, but don't let that scare you off. It's also a long expanse of sugar soft sand and turquoise water and some of the best nightlife on the island.

Access: numerous access points off of main road leading to Road Bay. Beach: can get busy in areas, but it's a large beach so there's always somewhere to lay your towel. Super soft sand, gentle access into the ocean, gradual drop off. Amenities: Beach chair and umbrella rental at several locations, great beach bars. Go for: sunbathing, swimming, people watching, listening to jazz at Johnno's, enjoying a rum punch at Elvis's Beach Bar.