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.

Situated just outside the heart of Long Island, in the general vicinity of St. John's, Long Island Beach North is on the North edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. While you wouldn't necessarily call Long Island Beach North quiet, you'll probably run into fewer crowds than at most other beaches in Antigua. So, though you wouldn't necessarily call this part of the coast "undiscovered", this beach will have much less traffic to dodge during, say, a romantic walk along the water.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Long Island. It is near some interesting sites like Stanford Cricket Ground, which is situated three miles away, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Hero's Park, a lovely museum found five miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Antigua. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 near Willikies, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town to Long Island Beach North is Willikies, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it usually isn't all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you and your group are looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows the closest accommodation options to Long Island Beach North.

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

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is The Estate House. This restaurant has Mediterranean cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table 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 looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Long Island Beach North.

You may also like Maiden Island Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it a mile to the south west. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Long Island Beach West. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Runaway Beach, located six and a half miles away. 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.

Of course, Antigua has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Long Island Beach North is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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