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.

Situated on the island of Antigua, close to John Hughes, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Antigua's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Curtain Bluff Beach is a little bit further from the crowds, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Curtain Bluff Beach on the South West coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions such as Sweets Windmill Ruins offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Curtain Bluff Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Antigua, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this site can be found three and a half miles from this place of historical significance.

If a visit to the Curtain Bluff Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 in the Falmouth Harbour area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Falmouth Harbour, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests looking to find a place to stay close to Curtain Bluff Beach won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown below.

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 Hotel 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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is The Sea Grape. This restaurant features Italian cuisine. They are also known for their pasta. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

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 -- 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

Of course, Curtain Bluff Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Antigua.

Another option worth considering is Morris Bay, which is located a quarter mile away.

Curtain Bluff Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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