Jabberwock

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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.

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.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Jabberwock on the North coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Stanford Cricket Ground, 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.

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 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).

Hotels

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.

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

Food

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.

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
Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar (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

Other Beaches

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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