Carlisle Bay East

Carlisle Bay boasts a curved sweep of soft white sand flanked by turquoise ocean on one side and plenty of spindly palm trees on the other. Curtain Bluff Resort and several villas line beach itself, but public access is still available.

Located on the island of Antigua, in the vicinity of John Hughes, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Carlisle Bay East is one of many fun beaches in Antigua to consider.

How to Access The Beach
Curtain Bluff Resort dominates a large area of Carlisle Bay East, however public access is available. At the bend where Old Road and Fig Tree Road meet is a dirt road which leads directly to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on Antigua's south coast and cut in from the open ocean, the bay provides calm waters for swimming. Snorkeling here is also possible because some reefs and rocks populate the ocean bed on either side of the beach, but most of ocean floor has only the same soft sand that covers the shoreline.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests hoping for some respite from the sun. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Carlisle Bay East is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Admiral House, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Carlisle Bay East
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 NNE Antigua
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 2.9 NNE Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 3.3 NE Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 3.9 E Antigua
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 4.1 N Antigua

Cities and Towns

Carlisle Bay East is very close to Falmouth Harbour, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Falmouth Harbour, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay not far from Carlisle Bay East won't find it very tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Carlisle Bay East
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carlisle Bay -- -- Resort
Curtain Bluff -- -- Resort
The Catamaran Hotel -- -- Hotel
Keyonna Beach Resort -- -- Hotel
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited -- -- Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort -- -- Resort
Admiral's Inn -- -- Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Ocean Inn -- -- Hotel
Cocobay Resort -- -- Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is East. The restaurant has both Fusion and Japanese dishes on the menu.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Carlisle Bay East
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
East (268) 484-0000 Fusion, Japanese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim, Thai Informal -- --
Indigo on the Beach (268) 484-0000 Caribbean Informal -- --
Ottimo! (268) 484-0000 Italian Very Casual -- --
The Sea Grape -- Italian Informal -- --
The Tamarind Tree -- Eclectic Informal -- --
OJ's Bar and Restaurant (268) 460-1084 Bar and grill -- -- --
Captain's Quarters (268) 460-1036 International Informal -- --
Turner's Beach Grill (268) 462-9133 Caribbean, International -- -- --
Cambusa Italian Restaurant (268) 562-2226 Italian -- -- --
Bumpkins (268) 562-2522 Caribbean -- -- --
Pasta Rite Ya (268) 764-2819 Italian -- -- --
Sweet T's (268) 460-1854 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in Antigua will have lots of options besides Carlisle Bay East.

If the exciting vibe at Carlisle Bay East is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Rendezvous Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Turner's Beach.

You might also want to visit Curtain Bluff Beach, another great beach choice in Antigua.

Perhaps Carlisle Bay East is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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