I plan to spend a day on Shoal Bay, however it has been extremely on Meads. Does that mean Shoal Bay will be the same?
Go up to Nat's Palm Grove on Savannah Bay. It is always calm in front of Nats but you will have a long stretch of beach to walk if thats what you want. I think he is now renting umbrellas but not entirely sure. Anyone else know? I DO know the food is fabulous there.
It's not the wind that creates the large ground swells on Anguilla. The swells that occur on Meads and Shoal Bay are caused by large ocean storms in the North Atlantic. A few days after a major storm in the Mid-atlantic or New England, the waves will propagate down to Anguilla. If Meads has waves, so will SBE. The beaches facing St Martin should be much calmer than the North side.
The trade winds on Anguilla are pretty consistently from the East and is usually around 20 mph. Tropical storms and hurricanes will generate wind driven waves, but these storms are few and far between.
Does anyone know if the ground swells and rough surf evened out the dropoff at the Carimar end of Meads?
If Meads is windy, it should be calm at Sandy Ground which is on the same side of the island. I'd try Upper Shoal Bay though if SBE is windy. If you go all the way to the end of USB where Serenity is, due to that bit of elevation it should significantly lessen the wind issue. There's also go snorkeling around that cliffside that ends USB.
Not to mention the fact that Serenity has a beachside bar where you can have a cool drink of something stronger. It's also a great place to have lunch. For some reason, people seem to forget they have a restaurant there which does really good food and has a great dining room open on the sides so you can dine and watch the ocean and sky without getting wet if it rains.
There was some real big wave action on Meads Bay last week. Sitting at Blanchards Beach Shack it looked like the big rocks down by Maliouhana were getting the heck knocked out of them. I didn't walk down that way. My guess is that kind of wave action would've made the beach even steeper at Carimar. Anyone know how that works?
Nat does have umbrellas, great food, and genuine hospitality . Go see him!
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