Shoal Bay and Island Harbour Reef is the largest marine park in Anguilla. Bordering Anguilla’s mainland coastline at it is one of the longest stretches of white sand beaches in Anguilla. It has a nearshore reef system that extends east to west from one end of Island Harbour to the other end of Shoal Bay. The area is important for all marine species especially young sea turtles that forage in the area, and adults that regularly nest on the beaches from March through November.
Common activities at Shoal Bay and Island Harbour Reefs Marine Park include swimming, diving, sunbathing, paddle boating, windsurfing, boat tours, and visits to historical sites.