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.

Positioned toward the center of Long Island, near St. John's, Long Island Beach North is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to Long Island Beach North. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

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 close-by.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like National Hero's Park (located five miles to the south west) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Antigua.

If a visit to the Long Island Beach North isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 very close to Willikies, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Willikies is the closest town to Long Island Beach North. It is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for those who want to see more of the area.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation destination, it is not typically very difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors looking to book a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest 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
Occidental Grand Pineapple Beach Hotel 5.9 mi. SE Resort
Dickenson Bay Cottages 5.9 mi. W Cottages


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is The Estate House. The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

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
Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar (268) 481-7000 Caribbean 2.8 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Long Island besides Long Island Beach North worth visiting.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Long Island Beach North is one of the features you love, consider heading to Maiden Island Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a mile to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Long Island Beach West could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Runaway Beach, which is 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.

Long Island Beach North could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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