Long Island Beach North

Long Island is a big island of the Northern coast of Antigua which has several very nice beaches, most of which are lined with resorts. Long Island Beach North is no exception. It's a long, thin expanse of sugary sand, smooth and white. The ocean here is abundant with coral reefs, so its great for snorkeling, though a few spots are clear enough for good swimming. This beach is very accessible to the public despite the abundance of nearby accommodations.

Located on Long Island, in the vicinity of St. John's, Long Island Beach North is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Travelers will find that, though Long Island Beach North isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's not the busiest of Antigua's beaches either. This makes it an excellent choice for travelers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

Long island beach North is tucked between two small capes and has a lot of rocks and coral reefs in the water. This helps calm the surf and makes it great for snorkeling. It's accessible only by boat from Antigua proper and most of the charters here start you off on the other side of Long Island, but it's not difficult to pass through to the other side.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North coast of Long Island. It is close to Stanford Cricket Ground, which is seen three miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Old Sugar Factory offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Long Island Beach North, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Antigua, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this coastline is located four and a half miles from this historical destination.

If a visit to the Long Island Beach North isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Island Beach North
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 2.9 WSW Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 3.2 SW Antigua
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 4.4 SW Antigua
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 4.5 WSW Antigua
Cedar Valley Golf Club Golf Course 4.7 W Antigua

Cities and Towns

Long Island Beach North is close to Willikies, so walking the city is a definite option. Willikies is the closest town to Long Island Beach North. It is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for visitors who want to see more of the area.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Long Island Beach North is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests looking to find a place to stay close to Long Island Beach North shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Long Island Beach North
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Jumby Bay 0.2 mi. SE Hotel
Antigua Beachcomber Hotel 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Dutchman's Bay Cottages 2.3 mi. W Cottages
Hodges Bay Club 3.3 mi. W Resort
Sandpiper Reef Resort 4.9 mi. W Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel 5.3 mi. W Hotel
Serendipity Cottages 5.4 mi. W Cottages
Trade Winds Hotel 5.7 mi. W Hotel
Dickenson Bay Cottages 5.9 mi. W Cottages
Oceanic View Cottages 5.9 mi. SSW Cottages


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Long Island Beach North; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. The Estate House is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features Mediterranean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Long Island Beach North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Estate House (268) 462-6000 Mediterranean 0.4 mi. SW Long Island
The Verandah (268) 462-6000 International, Mediterranean 0.4 mi. SW Long Island
Cecilia's High Point Cafe (268) 562-7070 Caribbean, European 2.2 mi. W Antigua
Big Banana 17° 61° (268) 480-6979 International 2.7 mi. WSW Antigua
Le Bistro (268) 462-3881 Caribbean, French 3.2 mi. W Antigua
Le Bistro Restaurant (264) 497-6111 Bistro 3.2 mi. W Antigua
Kohili (268) 462-2300 Eclectic 3.3 mi. W Antigua
Taboo (268) 462-2300 Fusion, International 3.3 mi. W Antigua
Delightful Restaurant II (268) 460-1688 Chinese -- -- Antigua
KFC Old Parham (268) 481-1527 American -- -- Antigua
Subway Parham (268) 562-6860 American 3.9 mi. SW Antigua

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Long Island besides Long Island Beach North.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Long Island Beach North is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Maiden Island Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it a mile to the south west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Long Island Beach West could be a good option for you. It is located just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Runaway Beach, located six and a half miles to the west. Sugary white sand and tranquil waters distinguish Antigua's Runaway Beach. A popular spot for vacationers, the beach is located next door to another popular beach area, Dickinson's Bay. Visitors to Runaway Beach will enjoy its sparkling blue water and fantastic sunsets.

There's plenty to see and do in Antigua, and dropping by Long Island Beach North is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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