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.

There is also a snack bar here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for guests seeking a place to relax in the shade. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Long Bay on the East coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Devil's Bridge, which is seen three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Antigua, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Sugar Factory, which is seven miles away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Cities near Long Bay include Willikies, which isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice assortment of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Long Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pineapple Beach Club 0.1 WSW Resort
Verandah Resort And Spa 0.4 SE Hotel
Harmony Hall 2.2 S Resort

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is La Tartaruga. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. Many guests rave about their seafood.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Antigua, so if Long Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also like Green Island Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it two and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, Nonsuch Bay North may be a good choice. You'll find it a mile away.

Another location you may want to try is Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, which is located two miles to the south.

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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