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.

Set in the northern part of Five Islands, Deep Bay is on the North West coast of Antigua. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Travelers will find that, although Deep Bay is by no means secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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 at this spot is also an option.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Don't forget that Deep Bay's immediate surroundings are is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North West coast of Antigua. It is near Royal Antiguan, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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 is near St. John's, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Deep Bay who are looking for additional places to explore will want to think about making the trip to St. John's, which is close-by and is an especially active area of Antigua.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not usually a great challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Deep Bay.

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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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

Antigua has many nice beaches, so Deep Bay is just one of your options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Trafalgar Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Antigua offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Deep Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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