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.

Located 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 are not staying nearby. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Antigua's beaches, but at Landing Bay, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Landing Bay is located inside a tourist hotspot, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the West coast of Antigua; the area hosts attractions such as Royal Antiguan, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Fort Barrington offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Landing Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Antigua's past, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is a mile to the northeast of this site of historical interest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Jolly Harbour is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Jolly Harbour is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, the following table 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

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Barefooot Grille. This restaurant serves International food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Landing Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Hawksbill Bay, located a few hundred yards away.

Antigua has plenty to offer its visitors, and Landing Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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