One for Every Day of the Year
There are 365 Antigua
Beaches. The Island of Antigua and her sister Barbuda are located northeast of Puerto Rico, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the
They are a great source for
Antigua Tourism. The island prides itself with one beach for every day of the
year. Antigua weather is mild all year round. When it is snowing in North
America or Europe you may enjoy a great day on the beach in Antigua.
But since most tourists only
have a few day vacations, we are going to mention here some of the Best Beaches
The ones on the Atlantic side
or east coast are rough with large waves and ideal for surfing. On the other
side the western one the waters are calm and ideal for great swimming and many
other water sports. Here are the beaches divided by areas.
Half Moon Bay one of the best beaches in Antigua
Moon Bay is said to be the most beautiful Beach in Antigua. This is a 1.5 km long
stretch of fine pink sands, enjoying cool breezes coming from the Atlantic. This
beach located near the town of Freetown Village is an ideal spot for surfers
that flock to the island for this sport.
Bay Beach is north of Half Moon Bay and is visited mostly by the guests of the Antigua
Resorts of Long Bay Hotel and the Pineapple Beach Club. The marine life here is
awesome and many snorkelers and scuba diving come here for these particular
Beach is nestled on a palm grove and is great for snorkeling like the previous
Bay is a beach located on a private island called Long Island and features
white powdery sands and crystal clear waters of the open Atlantic Ocean. It is
recommended for honeymooners because of its location.
Turner Beach in Antigua with crystal clear waters
shore of Antigua
Beach is a beach for relaxation, swimming and sun tanning. While resting on
your sun bed you may see from far the volcanic Island of Montserrat. It is
located near the town of Johnson's Point on the southwest coast.
Beach is located by the Village of Old Road. It is a well organized beach with
all amenities a visitor may expect; fine sands, crystal clear waters and an
abundant marine life and fish undersea for the delight of snorkelers. It is
host of two great resorts, the Carlisle Bay Hotel and the Curtain Bluff
Point is located a few minutes from Admiral’s Inn and is a beautiful beach
great for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Dickenson Bay one of Antigua Beaches in the Caribbean
- Dickenson Bay Beach is
located on the calm waters of the Caribbean. It is made of several beaches and
serves many beach resorts like Sandals, Halcyon Cove and Siboney. Is one of the
best beaches serving St John’s the Capital of Antigua and the International
- Runaway Bay Beach is located
near Dickenson and serves the resorts of Dove Cove and Runaway Beach Club – Is
also located on the northwest coast next to Dickinson Bay.
- Deep Bay Deep Bay is the
beach of the Royal Antiguan Resort. It is great for swimming, but be advised
that the waters could be quiet rough on winter.
- Galley Bay Beach is actually
on the northwest coast near the Five Islands Village. This beach is made of
white sands and blue waters. This beach is sometimes used by turtles as a
nesting place. You may lucky and enjoy this experience. During winters it is a
great place for surfers.
- Fryers Beach is a white sands
beach with an awesome view of neighboring Montserrat Island and its volcano
peak. There are many coral reefs undersea great for snorkeling.
- Fort Bay beach is near St
John’s and popular with locals playing volley ball, beach cricket and many
other sports. This beach is also used by cruise ship visitors, since the dock
is a few minutes away.
For more information Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Office
Jolly Harbour Antigua is a perfect beach for Family Vacations
Antigua Beaches on the West Coast
- Jolly Harbour is a calm
waters beach on the Leeward or west side. The waters are shallow and make the
perfect scenario for families with small children. Jolly Beach Resort, Cocos
and Cocobay resorts share this beach.
- Johnson Point is a beach with
no facilities, great for those of you looking for solitude and the beach almost
for yourself. It is located near Jolly Harbour.
- Darkwood Beach is located
about 5 minutes drive from Jolly Harbour. It is very popular with locals and
tourists alike for its great waters with lots of marine life to explore.
- Fryes Bay together with Darkwood
Beach and Rendezvous Bay are beaches located near Johnson’s Point. These are
quite beaches near English Harbour Town where you may relax after a day
visiting Nelson’s Dockyard.
- Jolly Beach is a 1.5 km long
stretch of fine sands and warm waters of the Caribbean side of Antigua. This
beach features many restaurants and facilities for Watersports
- Runaway beach is a long white
sands expanse with a few resorts, restaurants and bars.
Out of the 365 Antigua
Beaches I gave you the best, based on my taste and also the opinion of Travel
Magazines and websites.
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