Landing Bay

Rocky formations, sea grape brush and green hills make for a great view from this beach, which still manages to have a beautiful stretch of smooth white sand. The water is calm and clear and this beach is usually quiet.

Situated in Five Islands, close to St. John's, Landing Bay is on the West coast of Antigua. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Landing Bay is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is usually not over-crowded. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but also want a little space to spread out, Landing Bay offers a good middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Between Galley Bay and Hawksbill Bay, Landing Bay is accessible by Gray's Farm Main Road. It has beautiful vegetative surroundings and the shape of the Bay helps calm the waters. There are resorts on either side of this beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Landing Bay can be located in a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Landing Bay is on the West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Royal Antiguan, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Fort Barrington provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Landing Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Antigua's past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is just a short distance away from this place of historical significance.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Landing Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 1.0 mi. ENE Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 1.1 mi. NE Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 2.4 mi. ENE 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
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 mi. S Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 3.5 mi. E Antigua
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 3.5 mi. S 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 3.6 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Landing Bay is close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Jolly Harbour, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Jolly Harbour is a quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it typically isn't very difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For visitors wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the options closest to Landing Bay.

Accommodations near Landing Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hawksbill Beach Resort 0.2 mi. S Resort
Galley Bay 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Coconut Beach Club 1.4 mi. ENE Hotel
Hermitage Bay 2.3 mi. S Resort
Heritage Hotel 3.4 mi. E Hotel
Tranquility Bay 3.6 mi. S Hotel
City View Hotel 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3.8 mi. S Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Barefooot Grille is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Landing Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefooot Grille (866) 237-1644 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Gauguin (866) 237-1644 Caribbean, European, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Ismay's Restaurant (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Sea Grape (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. ENE
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. ENE
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 2.4 mi. ENE
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 2.8 mi. ENE
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Table D'Hote (268) 560-3534 -- -- 3.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

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

Travelers may also want to consider Hawksbill Bay, which is located a few hundred yards to the south.

Landing Bay 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 there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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