Deep Bay

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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. You can walk up to the tumultuous waters at the tip of the cape and enjoy the endless blue view of the ocean, especially at sunset.

Located in Five Islands, Deep Bay is on the North West edge of Antigua. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, though Deep Bay isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. This makes it a good option for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach
Deep Bay is conveniently located, just about ten minutes West of St. John's by car. A ten minute hike North of the beach will bring you to Fort Barrington, which dates back to around 1780.

Amenities and Ambiance

Facing West and covered with gray-white sand, this beach has a few interesting features. A hundred year-old shipwreck lies in the middle of the bay's water's and makes for great snorkeling. The bay's shape calms the waters here so swimming is relaxing and carefree.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Deep Bay is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Deep Bay on the North West coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Royal Antiguan, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Barrington are a nice compliment to the scenery of Deep Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Antigua, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located a quarter mile from this interesting historical site.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Deep Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 0.2 mi. SSE Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 0.3 mi. NNW Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 1.4 mi. E Antigua
King's Casino Casino 2.6 mi. E Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.7 mi. E Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 2.7 mi. E Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.8 mi. E Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 2.8 mi. E Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 2.8 mi. E Antigua
Grand Bay Casino Casino 3.1 mi. NE Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.2 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Deep Bay guests hoping to find other opportunities for exploration will want to think about heading to St. John's, because it's not far away and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors looking for a hotel room near the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Deep Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Coconut Beach Club 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Galley Bay 0.7 mi. WSW Hotel
Hawksbill Beach Resort 1.1 mi. SW Resort
Heritage Hotel 2.6 mi. E Hotel
City View Hotel 2.8 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Hermitage Bay 2.8 mi. S Resort
Buccaneer Beach Club 3.0 mi. NE Hotel
Siboney Beach Club 3.0 mi. NE Hotel

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant. This restaurant has both American and Caribbean menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Deep Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. SSE
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. SSE
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSE
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSE
Barefooot Grille (866) 237-1644 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. WSW
Gauguin (866) 237-1644 Caribbean, European, International Informal 0.7 mi. WSW
Ismay's Restaurant (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. WSW
Sea Grape (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. WSW
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 1.4 mi. E
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 1.8 mi. ENE
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. NE
Conor's Sports Bar (268) 562-7874 Sports bar -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Deep Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Trafalgar Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Deep Bay 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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