Barnes Bay Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in Anguilla.

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Southwest of the airport on Anguilla and northwest of Blowing Point, the snorkeling at Barnes Bay is well known for its offshore reef. During Barnes Bay snorkeling, you may encounter southern stingrays, sea turtles and the occasional squid. The dive site is located a mile west-southwest of Meads Bay.

After a long morning of Barnes Bay snorkeling, make sure to grab a cool drink at Mango's beach bar right on the bay.

To reach Anguilla, you will need to fly into St Maarten and then take a small connecting plane to Anguilla via Anguilla Air Services. If small plane bother you, there is a regular ferry between the islands from Marigot ferry port on St Maarten to Blowing Point Ferry Terminal on Anguilla. In either case, a passport is required on arrival into the island even by ferry, and there is a $20 USD departure tax per person.

Overall, Barnes Bay is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in Anguilla.


Local Contact(s):  Anguilla Tourism Board (264) 497-2759; Scuba Shack (264) 235 1482; Snorkel Buddy (264) 235 2110.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Mar. - Jun.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Manoah Beach Hotel, Shoal Bay; Four Seasons Anguilla Resort, Meads Bay

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Barnes Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.174118, -63.153072

Date Published:  1/2/2012

Date Updated:  3/19/2019

ID:  24746

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