During my time in Anguilla, Barnes Bay was one of my favourite spots to have a weekend picnic. My wife and I would often come here with delicious take-out food bought at Blanchards Beach Shack, and sit on the beach watching pelicans dive into the water while the little silvery fish they were hunting hopped about in an attempt to avoid being a picnic all on their own. Crystal clear waters and some interesting rock formations towards the western end of this beach meant it was also a great snorkelling spot, with surprisingly large numbers of fish present, a sight which unfortunately is not as common as it once was in Anguilla’s coastal areas. Barnes Bay was also a favourite spot for our Miniature Dachshund to have his daily stroll, and with it usually devoid of people we really got to spend quality family time here. Special.
Originally posted on Instagram @sea_anguilla with the text: Looking west along Barnes Bay on a typically ‘busy’ beach day. This usually deserted beach is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll and a wonderful dog walking spot and time to reflect. There is good snorkeling beyond the sea rocks and impressive caves and other coastal structures to explore.