Jabberwock Beach is a breezy beach, great for windsurfing and kite surfing. This beach is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Located on the island of Antigua, in the general vicinity of St. John's, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. It's often said that Jabberwock is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Antigua may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.
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.
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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Travelers will find Jabberwock on the North coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.
If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Antigua, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Old Sugar Mill Ruins, which is two and a half miles to the south-southwest.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|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|
|Historical Site||3.7 mi.||S||Antigua|
|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|
Jabberwock is near Dickenson Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Jabberwock is Dickenson Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene. From the shore, Dickenson Bay is not far away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.
Since this beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it is not usually all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Jabberwock.
|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|
|Blue Waters Hotel||2.4 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|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Le Bistro is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and French menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.
The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.
|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|
|(268) 481-7000||Caribbean||Informal||1.6 mi.||S|
|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|
Of course, Jabberwock is just one of many beaches you might like in Antigua.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Long Island Beach West, found two and a half miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Shoal Bay. It's found a quarter mile to the southeast.
You may also want to consider Runaway Beach, located fairly close-by, so a short cab ride is a solid choice. 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.
Jabberwock 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 find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.
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