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.

Located in Five Islands, in the vicinity of St. John's, Hawksbill Bay is on the West edge of Antigua. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. At Hawksbill Bay, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Hawksbill Bay is highly urbanized, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Hawksbill Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the West coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Royal Antiguan, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're intrigued by Antigua's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Barrington, which is a walk or a short cab ride away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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

Hawksbill Bay is very close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Jolly Harbour is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Jolly Harbour is just up the road, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Barefooot Grille is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves International cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Antigua, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy 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; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Antigua you might like.


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