Long Bay

There is a local flavor to Long Bay Beach sometimes missing in Antiguan beaches because they are so dominated by resorts. While there is a resort here, there are also many local businesses and vendors who can show you what real island flavor is all about. This beach is beautiful and fun, great for swimming, water sports and snorkeling. Everything you love about the beach is here for you.

Amenities and Ambiance

Whether you just want to sit in a beach chair and soak up the rays or you're interested in strolling around the area, chatting with colorful locals or enjoying the view of the blue green ocean, this is great and easily accessible beach. It's superfine white sand feels great on bare feet, the preferred footwear of Antigua.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for guests looking for a break from the hot sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Antigua. It is close to Devil's Bridge, which is located three quarters of a mile to the , and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions like Old Sugar Factory provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Long Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Antigua, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is seven miles to the west of this site of historical significance.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 0.7 E Antigua
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 S Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 3.5 WSW Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 6.9 W Antigua
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 7.2 W Antigua

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Long Bay is Willikies, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors will find a pretty nice variety of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Long Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Occidental Grand Pineapple Beach Hotel 0.3 WSW None Resort
Verandah Resort And Spa 0.4 SE Antigua Hotel
Harmony Hall 2.2 S Antigua Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Long Bay; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is La Tartaruga. The restaurant serves Italian food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Long Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
La Tartaruga (268) 460-9384 Italian 0.1 mi. NNE None
Mama Pasta -- Italian 0.2 mi. W None
Nicole's (866) 237-1785 Caribbean 0.4 mi. SE Antigua
Seabreeze (866) 237-1785 International 0.4 mi. SE Antigua
The Buccaneer (866) 237-1785 Caribbean, International 0.4 mi. SE Antigua
The Bay Restaurant (268) 562-8000 Caribbean 2.0 mi. SSW Antigua
Harmony Hall Restaurant (268) 460-4120 Mediterranean 2.2 mi. S Antigua

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Long Bay in Antigua.

You may also like Green Island Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it two and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Nonsuch Bay North. You'll find it a mile away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, which is located two miles away.

Of course, Antigua has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Long Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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