Points of Interest in Blowing Point
Blowing Point beach to the east of the ferry is
a working harbour.
You will see numerous
small ferry boats and fishing boats anchored in the bay,
plus fisherman and a 200 yard stretch of sand.
Bali Hai at
the end of the beach is a villa that can be rented.
Blowing Point beach provides some
shade under the sea grape trees and you
can stroll over to the ferry terminal bar
or to Big Jim's Snack Bar.
There is another beach to the west, Sandy
Point beach, featuring the
Patsy's Seaside Villas
and with the
Pavillion Hotel a short
Blowing Point has a lot more to it than the ferry to St Martin.
Big Jim's Snack Bar reputedly has the best bbq chicken
and ribs in Anguilla, some people say the world.
Currently his place is the plywood stand just before
the ferry terminal. This is just a temporary replacement
for his ancient concrete structure that blew away in
Hurricane Luis--you can see that Big Jim is building
a much larger permanent structure. If you drop in
you may see cows munching the grass
and the tables full of domino players.
Big Jim Wins Rib-Off!|
Dec 6, 1997 was a culinary competition in Anguilla. Big Jim won the rib-off contest against some seriously good competition.
Big Jim's real name is Alfred Romney and he sells cold drinks, plus bbq chicken for EC$6, bbq ribs for EC$8 and johnny cakes for EC$1. Big Jim has been open for 15 years, so he is an institution. He gets a lot of visitors as customers, as well as locals. Big Jim's schedule is Mon-Sat, 10am to 7pm and his sister-in-law opens Sunday from 11am to 5pm. They are happy to prepare take out.
As of May 1998, the walls are up for Big Jim's new bar and restaurant at the
ferry terminal. If you want to taste his award-winning BBQ ribs while
he still cooks them leaning out the window of his temporary
place, don't wait too long.
News. Dec 15, 1997:|
Amy has a new snack bar next to the bakery called Amy's Place. They sell iced tea, lemonade drinks, sodas, and sandwiches, pizzas and other snacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
is run by Amy Connor and her two daughters. Driving into
Blowing Point you will see it on the left side of the
road about 200 yards from the beach. She has a reputation
for great pastries and sandwiches. People come from all over to shop
here. She has customers from the United
States, Canada and Europe. In
Hurricane Luis the bakery suffered massive water damage, but
reopened quickly. They sell
cakes, brownies, bread pudding, tarts, muffins, cup cakes, sandwiches and
cold beverages. You can try a slice of cake for
EC$3 or buy an entire cake for EC$50, or even order a
custom cake made for you.
Amy's is open Mon-Sat, 6am-6pm.
Guest article by Danny Laud, StudentDanny Laud is a 16-year old student at the high school and a member of the computer club. He plays basketball and does Tae Kwon Do. His ambition is to get a Masters in Computer Science from MIT. Danny has a web page.
Revised: September 05, 1998