Hawksbill Bay

On the Northeast side of Antigua, Hawksbill Bay flows effortlessly into the Caribbean Sea. With the exception of the Hawksbill Hotel, the area is fairly undeveloped, the perfect place to find your missing piece of mind. Palm trees elegantly line the beach, which boasts soft gray sand.

Set in Five Islands, close to St. John's, Hawksbill Bay is on the West coast of Antigua. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Hawksbill Bay is one part of Antigua's coast that never gets too crowded, but it's not completely quiet and secluded either.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Hawksbill Hotel is some of the only development on this are of the island. The sand here is not blindingly white, but a light, soft gray. The water is as crystalline as any in the Caribbean. The beach is long and clear, with lush greenery behind it and dazzling ocean in front.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Keep in mind that Hawksbill Bay is in an area which is rather congested, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Royal Antiguan, which is a mile away.

If you want more information on the history of Antigua, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Barrington, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Hawksbill Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 1.1 mi. ENE Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 1.2 mi. NE Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 2.5 mi. ENE Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 3.3 mi. S Antigua
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 3.3 mi. S Antigua
King's Casino Casino 3.4 mi. E Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. E Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. E Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 3.5 mi. E Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 3.6 mi. E Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 3.6 mi. E Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 3.7 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Jolly Harbour, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Jolly Harbour is a fairly short distance away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows the closest options to Hawksbill Bay.

Accommodations near Hawksbill Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hawksbill Beach Resort 0.0 mi. NE Resort
Galley Bay 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 1.1 mi. ENE Hotel
Coconut Beach Club 1.5 mi. ENE Hotel
Hermitage Bay 2.1 mi. S Resort
Tranquility Bay 3.4 mi. S Hotel
Heritage Hotel 3.4 mi. E Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3.6 mi. S Resort
City View Hotel 3.7 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Hawksbill Bay; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Barefooot Grille. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

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

Restaurants near Hawksbill Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefooot Grille (866) 237-1644 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
Gauguin (866) 237-1644 Caribbean, European, International Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Ismay's Restaurant (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Sea Grape (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. NE
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. ENE
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 1.1 mi. ENE
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. ENE
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. ENE
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 2.5 mi. ENE
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 2.9 mi. ENE
Table D'Hote (268) 560-3534 -- -- 3.1 mi. E
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 3.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, Hawksbill Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Antigua.

You may also want to consider Landing Bay, which is located a few hundred yards away.

Hawksbill Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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