Great Deep Bay Beach

One of the larger beaches on the East coast of Antigua, Great Deep Bay Beach is also one of the most popular in this region of Antigua. With amenities that you can get on nearby beaches, guests will find Great Deep Bay brings variation to the many natural beaches that surround it.

Located on the eastern edge of the island of Antigua, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. You will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, since the beach and its surrounding area is not overflowing with tourists.

How to Access The Beach
One of the things preventing the beach from getting even more crowded is the drive. Drivers will need to head out of Freetown east, following the road until it gets to Great Deep Bay. While it is generally maintained, it is a decently long drive further and further away from the main tourist areas of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

As you pass the wall of palm trees and step onto the beach, you will notice another line, but this time of huts, sail boats, and crowds. Luckily, Great Deep Bay is large enough to accommodate all these people and activities.

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. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs can be used by visitors seeking a relaxing spot in the shade. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Harmony Hall Gallery, which is a mile and a half to the northwest.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Betty's Hope (one of the closest to Great Deep Bay Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Antigua.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Great Deep Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 1.7 NW Antigua
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 3.1 N Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 4.6 WNW Antigua
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 6.3 SW Antigua
Admiral House Museum 6.6 WSW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Willikies is the closest city to Great Deep Bay Beach. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Great Deep Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of rooming options to pick from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Great Deep Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tree Tops Resort 1.6 mi. SW Cottages
Harmony Hall 1.7 mi. NW Resort
Verandah Resort And Spa 2.9 mi. N Hotel
Pineapple Beach Club 3.1 mi. N Resort
St. James's Club 4.6 mi. SW Resort
Inn At English Harbour 6.4 mi. SW Hotel
The Ocean Inn 6.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 6.6 mi. WSW Resort
Admiral's Inn 6.7 mi. WSW Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 6.7 mi. WSW Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Harmony Hall Restaurant. This restaurant has Mediterranean food. They're also renowned for their pasta and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Great Deep Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Restaurant (268) 460-4120 Mediterranean 1.7 mi. NW Antigua
The Bay Restaurant (268) 562-8000 Caribbean 2.0 mi. NW Antigua
Nicole's (866) 237-1785 Caribbean 2.9 mi. N Antigua
Seabreeze (866) 237-1785 International 2.9 mi. N Antigua
The Buccaneer (866) 237-1785 Caribbean, International 2.9 mi. N Antigua
La Tartaruga (268) 460-9384 Italian 3.2 mi. N None
Mama Pasta -- Italian 3.2 mi. NNW None
Coco Beach Restaurant (866) 237-2071 American, International 4.6 mi. SW Antigua
Docksider Grill (866) 237-2071 Caribbean 4.6 mi. SW Antigua
Rainbow Garden (866) 237-2071 International 4.6 mi. SW Antigua
Piccolo Mondo (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, Italian 4.6 mi. SW Antigua
Le Zest (268) 562-8179 Caribbean, French 4.6 mi. WSW Antigua

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Great Deep Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Green Bay Isthmus Beach, which is located a half mile away.

Great Deep Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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