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 same general area as St. John's, Hawksbill Bay is on the West coast of Antigua. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Hawksbill Bay is one of those beautiful but fun beaches that is not terribly crowded, even though its not far from some of Antigua's best 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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Hawksbill Bay is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Antigua. It's located near Royal Antiguan, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (one of the closest to Hawksbill Bay) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new side of Antigua's history.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions 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
Casino at Jolly Beach Casino 3.6 mi. S Antigua

Cities and Towns

Hawksbill Bay is in the Jolly Harbour area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Jolly Harbour, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Jolly Harbour is not far away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Hawksbill Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers looking to find a room close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over what's shown in the following table.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Barefooot Grille. The restaurant features International food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Needless to say, Hawksbill Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng in Antigua.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Landing Bay, which is located a few hundred yards to the north.

Antigua has so much to offer, so visiting Hawksbill Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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