Ffryes Beach

Frryes Beach has clear, calm water. There's not a lot to see snorkeling, but swimming will be relaxing and you wont have to dodge coral reefs or rock formations beneath the waves. It's easy to get here, easy to park and it wont be hard to enjoy yourself, either. There's not much around, so bring your picnic lunch with you.

Set on the western coast of the island of Antigua, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Antigua should pay a visit to Ffryes Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
You can get here with no trouble, it's on the West side of the island, not too far off Valley Road, between Coco Beach and Darkwood Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

This is a great swimming beach because the ocean floor is so clear, matching the empty white softness of the shore. There is little shade to be found here, so bring your sunblock.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Ffryes Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Antigua. It's located near Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want more information on the history of Antigua, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Greencastle Hill Park, which is a short cab ride away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Antigua. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Ffryes Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 1.5 NNE Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 1.7 NE Antigua
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 3.5 ENE Antigua
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.8 E Antigua
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 5.2 N Antigua

Cities and Towns

Ffryes Beach is near Jolly Harbour, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Jolly Harbour, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Jolly Harbour is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation destination, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For visitors looking to find a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Ffryes Beach.

Accommodations near Ffryes Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocos 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Cocobay Resort 0.3 mi. NNE Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
Keyonna Beach Resort 1.0 mi. S Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 1.2 mi. NNE Resort
Tranquility Bay 1.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Hermitage Bay 2.5 mi. N Resort
Curtain Bluff 4.3 mi. SE Resort
Hawksbill Beach Resort 4.6 mi. N Resort
Carlisle Bay 4.7 mi. ESE Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Rafters. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Ffryes Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rafters (508) 506-1006 Caribbean -- 0.3 mi. NNE
Sheer Rocks (268) 562-4510 Caribbean, Mediterranean -- 0.3 mi. NNE
Darkwood Beach Bar (268) 462-8240 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. S
Carmichael's (268) 562-7700 ext. 329 Caribbean -- 0.8 mi. NE
Jacqui O's BeachHouse (268) 562-2218 French Informal 1.0 mi. S
Keyonna Beach Restaurant (268) 764-2133 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. S
Gibsons (268) 562-2218 English, International -- 1.1 mi. S
Sugar Club Restaurant (268) 484-3702 International Informal 1.2 mi. NE
Bocciolo Italian Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Italian -- 1.2 mi. NNE
Hemispheres International Restaurant (268) 462-0061 International -- 1.2 mi. NNE
Lydia's Caribbean Seafood Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Caribbean -- 1.2 mi. NNE
Ustav Indian Cuisine (268) 462-0061 Indian -- 1.2 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Ffryes Beach in Antigua.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Jolly Beach, found within a mile or so. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Darkwood Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a half mile to the south.

You might also want to visit Coco Beach, located a quarter mile to the north.

Perhaps Ffryes Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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