Scrub Island, Anguilla
|From the Anguilla Local News - Site Map.|
Off the eastern tip of Anguilla is uninhabited Scrub Island, about 3 miles square and fun to visit. On the leeward side is a beautiful white sand beach which usually has calm waters (click picture for a larger graphic). It is the only one in Anguilla that faces completely away from the prevailing winds and seas (since Anguilla runs east-west and the winds come from the east).
The interior of Scrub consists of rolling low hills, soft and green more like Scotland than Anguilla. It is an easy walk to the other side of the island. The only inhabitants are wild goats that grow fat in the rainy season and skinny in the dry season (they get water then by eating the pear cactus on the island). Landscape view available.
If you want to take a hike, there are ruined walls (they look like an enclosure for animals), an abandoned airstrip with crashed airplane, and a small derelict resort. If you want to explore the mysteries of Scrub Island, visit this extensive web site.
Catch a ride over on Mike's or Harry's or Junior's boat from Shoal Bay or Island Harbour. But take some cold drinks with you, because there aren't any bars on Scrub Island. There aren't any protected harbours on Scrub, so it is sometimes impossible to land in high seas.
Revised: June 02, 1998
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