One of the best surprises I found in Anguilla was the beach that met my eyes when the ferry pulled into the dock.
The ferry, departing from Marigot, arrives in Blowing Point. This is the southern coast of the island. The ride is very smooth on most days unless there is a storm brewing out at sea.
Normally, I imagine a ferry dock similar to others. Many boats, a marina like feel, and not much around unless you walk at least a few minutes away. This was not the case in Blowing Point.
When the ferry gets close, you can see two beaches on both sides of the ferry terminal. The terminal itself, is very small and not that wide. The water is as blue-green as ever that you can still see to the bottom. I actually hate docks where the water is dark and dirty…but not all docks are perfect.
Here, the sea and the nearby beach looked like perfection. Once, you pass Immigration and Customs, you will exit and find many Taxi stands waiting to whisk you away to Sandy Ground, Shoal Bay, and other top spots.
Stop right there, and tell them you will be back. Take a minute and walk past them to the east where you will pass a small parking lot. There, you will find the beach that you saw coming in on the ferry.
There is nothing there, except maybe a few trees. It is perfect to sit, or stand, and take in the view. Go for a swim, or just “be” for a little while. Once you have gotten enough, head out to some of the other great beaches in Anguilla.
Have you visited the beach by the ferry?