Map of Beaches in Antigua

1 | Soldier Bay West

Soldier Bay West is an isolated beach, hiding itself between big name beach resorts and waiting to be discovered by the island's more curious visitors.

Vacationers can find this beach within traveling range of Dickenson Bay, approximately three and a half miles (approximately five and a half kilometers) to the north of the center of St. John's.

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2 | Soldier Bay East

Soldier Bay East is a quiet beach flanked by rocky formations and hidden in lush green woods. It's a clean beach with patches of pink sand.

Soldier Bay West is located a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) west-southwest of this beach.

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1 | Grape Bay West

A view of the expansive ocean is sure to impress and you might never feel so isolated as you do here, but the ocean floor is busy with reefs and rocks so casual swimming is a bit tricky and the difficult trip out here may not be worth it for the good snorkeling alone.

This beach is located on Guinea Island, and is 5.8 miles (9.3 km) to the northeast of Antigua.

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2 | Grape Bay East

Grape Bay is on Guiana Island, right off the Northeast coast of Antigua. Coral reefs abound and snorkeling here is a real treat, though there are other beaches for this on Antigua proper that aren't so difficult to access.

If you're coming from Antigua, a quarter mile (a half kilometer) east-southeast to find this beach, which is situated on Guinea Island.

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1 | Hawksbill Bay

On the Northeast side of Antigua, Hawksbill Bay flows effortlessly into the Caribbean Sea. With the exception of the Hawksbill Hotel, the area is fairly undeveloped, the perfect place to find your missing piece of mind.

Guests can find this beach on the same premises as Hawksbill Beach Resort, approximately three and a half miles (approximately six kilometers) west of the center of St. John's.

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2 | Landing Bay

Rocky formations, sea grape brush and green hills make for a great view from this beach, which still manages to have a beautiful stretch of smooth white sand. The water is calm and clear and this beach is usually quiet.

Hawksbill Bay is a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) south of this beach.

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3 | Galley Bay Beach

Galley Bay Beach is dominated by the Galley Bay Resort & Hotel. Most of the structures on the Beach belong to this resort.

Found on the same premises as Galley Bay, this beach is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Landing Bay.

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1 | Pinching Bay

Quiet and undeveloped, Pinching Bay is an island oasis. There is nothing here but sun, sand and sea.

This beach is situated approximately four miles (approximately six and a half kilometers) to the west of the center of St. John's.

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1 | Long Bay

There is a local flavor to Long Bay Beach sometimes missing in Antiguan beaches because they are so dominated by resorts. While there is a resort here, there are also many local businesses and vendors who can show you what real island flavor is all about.

Antigua is to the west of this beach.

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1 | Pearns Bay South Beach

Visitors will find this beach within easy traveling distance of Jolly Harbour, two and a half miles (four kilometers) south-southwest of the center of Five Islands.

2 | Little Pearns Bay Beach

Located in one of the most natural places on Antigua, Little Pearns Bay is a destination of choice for eco-tourist and nature lovers visiting the island. Shrouded by a forest, and only one road on the peninsula it is located on, the remote beach is great for those looking to get as far from civilization as they can.

Travelers will find this beach within easy traveling distance of Jolly Harbour, a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Pearns Bay South Beach.

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3 | Stony Horn Bay Beach

Enclosed on either side by cliffs, and backed by a dense forest, Stony Horn Bay Beach is protected from the outside world, making the beach a perfect spot for anyone looking to get away from the cities and people.

Found within traveling distance from Jolly Harbour, this beach is located a few hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Little Pearns Bay Beach.

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4 | Cove Bay Beach

Cove Bay Beach is located right across from Jolly Harbor. With that said, it is much quieter and much less developed than Jolly Harbor.

Head a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) southeast from Stony Horn Bay Beach to find this beach.

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5 | Hermitage Bay

There's a serenity and quiet to Hermitage Bay, empty with the exception of the close by resort of the same name. It's a little known locale, with dark green hills on either side of the bay and a beautiful view of the turquoise Caribbean sea.

This beach is within easy traveling distance from Jolly Harbour, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) northeast of Cove Bay Beach.

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1 | Nonsuch Bay South

If you're looking for a calm quiet beach experience, this is the spot. It's surrounded by beautiful scenery and hills and the beach itself is pristine.

You will find this beach 6.4 miles (10.4 km) east of Antigua.

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2 | Nonsuch Bay North

Nonsuch Bay North boasts calm waters and pink sand. Villas line parts of the beach, but there's a wide patch of open sand for soaking up the warm Caribbean sun.

This beach is a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Nonsuch Bay South.

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Jolly Harbour

The waters that wash ashore the beaches of Jolly Harbour come from the Caribbean Sea, which means they tend to be calm and warm -- just the type of environment families and leisurely swimmers look for in a beach. Add to that the fact that most of the sands along the shores are powder soft and smooth, and you'll find some of the most desireable beaches on the west coast located here. You will find a large… more…

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1 | Harmony Hall Western Beach

This small beach is located just off the main road and offers visitors a quick place for a day at the beach. You will find it much quieter than most tourist beaches, and is definitely more of a beach for relaxing than a beach party.

This beach can be found 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Antigua.

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2 | Harmony Hall Eastern Beach

Travelers can find this beach only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) east of Harmony Hall Western Beach.

1 | Green Island

One of the many small islands off the Antiguan coast, Green isle is a privately owned island, which has belonged to the Mill Reef club since 1947. If you visit, you will discover several beautiful, secluded beaches.

Found on Green Island, this beach is located 8.2 miles (13.1 km) from Antigua.

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2 | Green Bay Isthmus Beach

Nothing more than a stretch of sand that connects what would otherwise be an island to the mainland, the Green Bay Isthmus Beach is back to back with Green Bay and Great Deep Bay.

Green Island Beach is three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers) to the northeast of this beach.

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3 | Great Deep Bay Beach

One of the larger beaches on the East coast of Antigua, Great Deep Bay Beach is also one of the most popular in this region of Antigua. With amenities that you can get on nearby beaches, guests will find Great Deep Bay brings variation to the many natural beaches that surround it.

Green Bay Isthmus Beach is located a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) north of this beach.

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4 | York Island Beach

This beach can be found a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) from Great Deep Bay Beach, on York Island.

1 | Ffryes Beach

Frryes Beach has clear, calm water. There's not a lot to see snorkeling, but swimming will be relaxing and you wont have to dodge coral reefs or rock formations beneath the waves.

The center of Jolly Harbour is located a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the north-northeast of this beach.

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2 | Darkwood Beach

What's nice about Darkwood Beach is that there's not a single building on it. It feels like an escape from reality.

If you're coming from Ffryes Beach, go a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) to the south to reach this beach.

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1 | Jabberwock

Jabberwock Beach is a breezy beach, great for windsurfing and kite surfing. This beach is popular with locals and tourists alike.

From the center of St. John's, go approximately four miles (approximately six and a half kilometers) to the northeast to find this beach.

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2 | Shoal Bay

The waters of Shoal Bay lap upon two separate beaches. The bigger and more popular Jabberwock beach and the smaller Shoal Bay Beach on the south end of the bay.

Found on the northwestern edge of the neighborhood of Dutchman Bay, this beach is located only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) southeast of Jabberwock.

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1 | Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay has a beautiful stretch of sugar crystal pink sand. It's great for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the view as there are some nearby lush green hills and tall palms. Parts of the beach have adjacent hotels and villas, but if you walk the length of the beach you'll find nice isolated spots without interruption.

Situated within easy traveling distance from Willikies, this beach is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the east-northeast of the center of Mamora Bay.

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2 | Exchange Bay Beach

With how large, calm, and beautiful Exchange Bay is, it is sometimes hard to imagine why it is so empty. The beach primarily serves the villas and houses that are found just behind it, most of which have personal beach access.

This beach can be found a half mile (less than a kilometer) to the northeast of Half Moon Bay Beach.

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1 | Turner's Beach

The smooth waters at Johnson's Point are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. On clear days, Montserrat Island can be seen on the horizon.

Head south-southwest for approximately seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) from the center of St. John's to get to this beach.

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1 | Cades Bay Beach

As part of a marine reserve, Cades Bay is protected from a lot of maritime traffic, granting visitors unobstructed views of the large expanse of the ocean, save perhaps an isolated sail boat passing by.

From the center of St. John's, go approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) south to find this beach.

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1 | Willoughby Bay

Despite its breathtaking views of the Caribbean, Willoughby Bay often remains uninhabited. This makes it a great stop for someone looking for a secluded spot of beachfront property to claim as their own for a few hours during their Barbados trip.

This beach can be found near the middle of the neighborhood of Willoughby Bay, about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) to the northwest of the center of Mamora Bay.

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1 | Morris Bay

Crooked palms line the shore of Morris Bay, as does a long stretch of white velvety sand. Situated nearby plenty of restaurants and attractions, Morris Bay is a great beach to spend a day, or just an hour before dinner to watch the amazing views of the sunset.

The center of John Hughes is approximately two miles (approximately three and a half kilometers) to the northeast of this beach.

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2 | Curtain Bluff Beach

Situated in a great area on the south side of island, near several good restaurants and accommodations, Curtain Bluff Beach is often overlooked. It can be seen from Old Road if you're driving and it's not sequestered by a resort like some beaches along the coast.

This beach is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) southeast of Morris Bay.

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1 | Rendezvous Bay

If you like to feel secluded on your beach trip, it might be worth it for you to find your way to Rendezvous Bay. You're not likely to find a crowd here, because it's off the beaten path.

If you are coming from the center of Falmouth Harbour, go approximately two miles (approximately three and a half kilometers) to the west to get to this beach.

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None | Pigeon's Beach

Located on the northwest coast of Nelson's Dockyard National Park, Pigeon's Beach is a welcomed mix of natural beach and an easy-to-access beach. Visitors will be able to lay out in the sand, swim in the clam waters, or simply stay for a while and watch the maritime traffic as it heads to Falmouth Harbor.

The center of Falmouth Harbour is about a mile (approximately a kilometer and a half) north of this beach.

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None | Windward Beach

Secluded, open, and rarely crowded, Windward Beach makes up for it rocky waters with beautiful views and plenty of sand to sun bathe on. With the shimmering ocean on one side and a wall of trees on the other, eco-tourist and all lovers of natural beaches should be pleased with this one.

Travelers can find this beach just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from Pigeon's Beach.

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1 | Mamora Bay

Mamora Bay Beach is one of two beaches at St. James's Club in Antigua, often used by guests of the resort for watersports in addition to swimming and sun bathing. Kayaking, pedal boating, and use of a catamaran is provided by the resort.

This beach can be found about a hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from the center of Mamora Bay.

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2 | St. James Club Beach

This is the most popular of the two beaches at the St. James's Club resort, because of its close proximity to most of the rooms and restaurants. This beach is especially popular with guests of the resort during the summer, when the steady breeze off the ocean is especially welcome.

Situated near the middle of Mamora Bay, this beach is located a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Mamora Bay Beach.

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None | Galleon Beach

Galleon Beach is on Deep Bay, which is home to several marinas, so it's usually heavily populated by boats. It also has a good number of close by accommodations, several which surround the beach itself.

Travelers will be able to find this beach approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) southeast of the center of Falmouth Harbour.

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Dickenson Bay

On an island known for having a different beach for every day of the year, noting that one beach is the best is really saying something. Dickinson Bay is one section of beachfront property that is considered to be, if not one of the best, in the running for top three. The great thing about it is that it is easily accessible and has a little something for every type of beachgoer. The downside is that the… more…

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1 | Long Island West

Located on adjacent Long Island, Long Island Beach West is a popular beach. A resort is nearby but not obtrusive to the beauty of this beach.

Antigua is approximately six miles (approximately nine and a half kilometers) to the west-southwest of this beach, which is located on Long Island.

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2 | Long Island North

Long Island is a big island of the Northern coast of Antigua which has several very nice beaches, most of which are lined with resorts. Long Island Beach North is no exception.

This beach is located a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Long Island Beach West, on Long Island.

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1 | Winthorpes Bay Beach

Not much more than a stretch of sand on the coast of Antigua, Winthorpes Bay Beach is perfect for those looking for easy access and do not care too much of amenities.

Vacationers will be able to find this beach in the southeastern part of the neighborhood of Dutchman Bay, two miles (three kilometers) to the east-northeast of the center of Cassada Gardens.

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1 | Maiden Island Beach

Found on Maiden Island, this beach is located approximately five and a half miles (approximately nine kilometers) east-northeast of the center of St. John's.

1 | Great Bird Island

Famous for it's sugar sand beaches and large sandbar. It was named by sailors who were impressed with it's resident bird population.

Interested visitors will be able to find this beach on Great Bird Island, northeast of Antigua.

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1 | Deep Bay

This is a long beach without a lot of shade, but with calm waters and soft sand. This beach not only offers great snorkeling, swimming and splashing, but interesting hikes too.

From the center of St. John's, go approximately three miles (approximately four and a half kilometers) west to reach this beach.

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2 | Trafalgar Beach

Located at the entrance of Dickenson Bay and Deepwater Harbor, Trafalgar Beach looks over the water, boat traffic, and (if you head up the cliffs for a view) the city of St. John.

Guests can find this beach northeast of Deep Bay.

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3 | St. Johns Harbor West

With just one nearby resort, this beautiful beach is often very quiet. There's no beach rentals here, so come prepared for your lazy beach day.

This beach is situated just 0.3 miles (0.5 km) southeast of Trafalgar Beach.

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None | Fort James Beach

Fort James Beach has wonderfully white sand and transparent waters. It has a few great nearby restaurants, but it's not overly developed.

This beach is located approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) northwest of the center of St. John's.

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None | St. John South

A long thin beach that's located close to all the island's excitement, this beach is the perfect place to stop for a swim on the way to or from St Johns.

This beach is located just 1.0 mile (1.5 km) south of Fort James Beach.

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This map shows the approximate location of 54 beaches in Antigua.

For further info about individual points shown on the map, or to zoom to a more detailed view of an individual location, explore the map by clicking on each point. A second option is to use the table below to interact with the map. If you are interested in a specific place, click on the colored dot in the first column, or click on the location description shown in the third column.

Points of Interest Near Antigua
Click to Show Name (Click to Read Article) Area/Vicinity (Click to Show on Map)
Cades Bay Beach 6.8 mi. South of Central St. John's
Coco Beach 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Cove Bay Beach 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Curtain Bluff Beach 2.2 mi. South West of Central John Hughes
Darkwood Beach 1.8 mi. South of Central Jolly Harbour
Deep Bay 2.8 mi. West of Central St. John's
Dickenson Bay 2.8 mi. North of Central St. John's
Exchange Bay Beach Eastern Antigua
Ffryes Beach 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Fort James Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown St. John's
Galleon Beach 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Galley Bay Beach 3.5 mi. West of Central St. John's
Grape Bay East Guinea Island
Grape Bay West Guinea Island
Great Bird Island Beach Northeastern part of Antigua
Great Deep Bay Beach Eastern Antigua
Green Bay Isthmus Beach Eastern Antigua
Green Island Beach Eastern part of Antigua
Half Moon Bay Beach 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mamora Bay
Harmony Hall Eastern Beach Nonsuch Bay, Eastern part of Antigua
Harmony Hall Western Beach Nonsuch Bay, Eastern part of Antigua
Hawksbill Bay 3.6 mi. West of Central St. John's
Hermitage Bay 1.9 mi. South of Central Five Islands
Jabberwock 4.2 mi. Northeast of Central St. John's
Jolly Beach 0.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Landing Bay 3.6 mi. West of Central St. John's
Little Pearns Bay Beach 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Long Bay None, Eastern part of Antigua
Long Island Beach North 6.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. John's
Long Island Beach West 6.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. John's
Maiden Island Beach 5.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. John's
Mamora Bay Beach 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Mamora Bay
Morris Bay 2.2 mi. South West of Central John Hughes
Nonsuch Bay North Willikies, Eastern part of Antigua
Nonsuch Bay South Eastern Antigua
Pearns Bay South Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Pigeon's Beach 0.9 mi. South of Central Falmouth Harbour
Pinching Bay 4.0 mi. West of Central St. John's
Rendezvous Bay 2.2 mi. West of Central Falmouth Harbour
Runaway Beach 2.0 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown St. John's
Shoal Bay 4.2 mi. Northeast of Central St. John's
Soldier Bay East 3.5 mi. North of Central St. John's
Soldier Bay West 3.3 mi. North of Central St. John's
St. James Club Beach 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Mamora Bay
St. Johns Harbor South 1.6 mi. West of Downtown St. John's
St. Johns Harbor West 2.3 mi. West of Central St. John's
Stony Horn Bay Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Jolly Harbour
Trafalgar Beach 2.6 mi. West of Central St. John's
Turner's Beach 7.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central St. John's
Valley Church Beach 0.8 mi. South of Central Jolly Harbour
Willoughby Bay 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Mamora Bay
Windward Beach 1.2 mi. South of Central Falmouth Harbour
Winthorpes Bay Beach 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Cassada Gardens
York Island Beach Eastern part of Antigua

 

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