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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Long Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Antigua. It is close to Devil's Bridge, which is located three quarters of a mile to the east, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're intrigued by Antigua's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. The nearest historical attraction is Old Sugar Factory, which is seven miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, 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

Long Bay is in the Willikies area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Willikies is the closest town to Long Bay. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are seen in the list below.

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

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Long Bay; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is La Tartaruga. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They are also known for their seafood.

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

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Long Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at Long Bay is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider heading to Green Island Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located two and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Nonsuch Bay North. It is located a mile away.

You may also want to consider Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, located two miles away.

Of course, Antigua has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Long Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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