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.

Located on the southwestern edge of the island of Antigua, close to John Hughes, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may want to give Curtain Bluff Beach a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Curtain Bluff Beach is right off of Old Road, before you reach the Curtain Bluff Hotel. If you've hit the curve where Old Road becomes Fig Tree Drive, you've gone too far North.

Amenities and Ambiance

Curtain Bluff Beach has some of that famous Caribbean pink sand and crystalline waters. The waves have a slight chop to them, but nothing dangerous. There is not much to see snorkeling, but it's a great beach to sunbathe or wade in the warm water.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Curtain Bluff Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions such as Sweets Windmill Ruins offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Curtain Bluff Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Antigua, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shoreline is three and a half miles from this interesting historical site.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Curtain Bluff Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 NE Antigua
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 3.3 NE Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 3.7 NE Antigua
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 4.1 N Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 4.4 E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Curtain Bluff Beach is near Falmouth Harbour, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Falmouth Harbour, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Curtain Bluff Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it typically isn't all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you and your group are looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Curtain Bluff Beach.

Accommodations near Curtain Bluff Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Curtain Bluff 0.1 mi. WNW Resort
Carlisle Bay 0.5 mi. E Resort
Keyonna Beach Resort 3.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 4.1 mi. NW Hotel
The Catamaran Hotel 4.2 mi. E Hotel
Cocobay Resort 4.4 mi. NW Resort
Cocos 4.5 mi. NW Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 4.6 mi. NW Resort
Tranquility Bay 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 4.9 mi. E Resort

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is The Sea Grape. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian cuisine. They are also known for serving pasta. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Curtain Bluff Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Sea Grape -- Italian Informal 0.1 mi. WNW
The Tamarind Tree -- Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. WNW
East (268) 484-0000 Fusion, Japanese, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim, Thai Informal 0.5 mi. E
Indigo on the Beach (268) 484-0000 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. E
Ottimo! (268) 484-0000 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
OJ's Bar and Restaurant (268) 460-1084 Bar and grill -- 3.0 mi. W
Turner's Beach Grill (268) 462-9133 Caribbean, International -- 3.4 mi. W
Gibsons (268) 562-2218 English, International -- 3.6 mi. WNW
Keyonna Beach Restaurant (268) 764-2133 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.6 mi. WNW
Jacqui O's BeachHouse (268) 562-2218 French Informal 3.7 mi. WNW
Darkwood Beach Bar (268) 462-8240 Caribbean -- 4.0 mi. WNW
Captain's Quarters (268) 460-1036 International Informal 4.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Antigua has many beaches, so Curtain Bluff Beach is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Morris Bay, which is located within a short distance.

While Antigua has many alluring attractions, Curtain Bluff Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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