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.

Positioned on the western coast of the island of Antigua, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Ffryes Beach stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Antigua may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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.

There is also a snack bar here.

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

Since Ffryes Beach will be found inside an area popular for visitors., you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

Historical attractions such as Greencastle Hill Park offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Ffryes Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Antigua's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this coastline is located well within taxi range of this site of historical significance.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

The closest town is St. John's, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Jolly Harbour is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests seeking a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown in the table that follows.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Rafters is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them in Antigua will have lots of options besides Ffryes Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Jolly Beach, situated only a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Darkwood Beach. You'll find it a half mile to the south.

You may also want to consider Coco Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.

Antigua has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Ffryes Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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