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Jabberwock Beach is a breezy beach, great for windsurfing and kite surfing. This beach is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Situated on the northern side of the island of Antigua, near St. John's, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Perhaps Jabberwock is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach which is rarely too crowded, but it's not completely quiet and secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
Close to the airport and easily accessible, this Northeast beach is a popular spot on Shoal Bay. Take Jabberwock Road towards the Northeast corner of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

On this beach the surf is rougher than some more Southwesterly beaches but it's still safe for swimming and strolling down the strip of soft sand. Close to accommodations, restaurants and shops, it's a convenient beach without the cramping of buildings on the beach itself.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Stanford Cricket Ground, which is a mile and a half to the south.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Antigua, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Old Sugar Mill Ruins, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Jabberwock
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 1.6 mi. S Antigua
Cedar Valley Golf Club Golf Course 2.1 mi. SW Antigua
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 2.6 mi. SSW Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 2.7 mi. S Antigua
Grand Bay Casino Casino 3.3 mi. W Antigua
National Hero's Park Museum 3.5 mi. S Antigua
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 3.7 mi. S Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.9 mi. SW Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 4.0 mi. SW Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 4.1 mi. SW Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.1 mi. SW Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 4.2 mi. SW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Jabberwock is near Dickenson Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Dickenson Bay is the closest town to Jabberwock. It isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From the beach, Dickenson Bay is just up the road, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests trying to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest lodging options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Jabberwock
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hodges Bay Club 0.5 mi. NNW Resort
Dutchman's Bay Cottages 0.8 mi. SE Cottages
Antigua Beachcomber Hotel 1.1 mi. SE Hotel
Sandpiper Reef Resort 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel 2.4 mi. W Hotel
Serendipity Cottages 2.8 mi. SW Cottages
Trade Winds Hotel 2.9 mi. W Hotel
Dickenson Bay Cottages 3.0 mi. W Cottages
Jumby Bay 3.1 mi. E Hotel
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove 3.1 mi. W Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Bistro. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and French dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Jabberwock
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Bistro (268) 462-3881 Caribbean, French -- 0.4 mi. NW
Le Bistro Restaurant (264) 497-6111 Bistro Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Kohili (268) 462-2300 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. NNW
Taboo (268) 462-2300 Fusion, International Informal 0.5 mi. NNW
Cecilia's High Point Cafe (268) 562-7070 Caribbean, European Informal 1.1 mi. SE
Big Banana 17° 61° (268) 480-6979 International Informal 1.7 mi. S
Bartleys Restaurant (800) 557-6536 International Informal 2.4 mi. W
The Cove Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 2.4 mi. W
The Palm Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean Fine Dining 2.4 mi. W
Blue Waters (268) 462-0290 Buffet Fine Dining 2.4 mi. W
The Estate House (268) 462-6000 Mediterranean Fine Dining 2.7 mi. E
The Verandah (268) 462-6000 International, Mediterranean Informal 2.7 mi. E

Other Beaches

Jabberwock is just one of many beaches you can visit in Antigua.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Island Beach West, found two and a half miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Shoal Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's found a quarter mile to the southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Runaway Beach, located four miles to the west. Sugary white sand and tranquil waters distinguish Antigua's Runaway Beach. A popular spot for vacationers, the beach is located next door to another popular beach area, Dickinson's Bay. Visitors to Runaway Beach will enjoy its sparkling blue water and fantastic sunsets.

Perhaps Jabberwock is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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