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.

Situated on the island of Antigua, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. It's often said that Great Deep Bay Beach is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Antigua may be just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs can be used by guests looking for some respite from the sun. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Great Deep Bay Beach on the South East coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Harmony Hall Gallery, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Antigua, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Shirley Heights Fort, which is just a brief cab ride away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Cities near Great Deep Bay Beach include Willikies, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Great Deep Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good selection of rooming options to pick from near Great Deep Bay Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the table that follows.

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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Harmony Hall Restaurant. The restaurant has Mediterranean cuisine. They're also renowned for their pasta and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Great Deep Bay Beach.

Another option worth considering is Green Bay Isthmus Beach, which is located a half mile away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Antigua; then again, taking a swim at Great Deep Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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