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.
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.
You'll find this beach on the North coast of Long Island. It is close to, 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(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.
|Gobinet Gilly||Art Gallery||3.2||SW||Antigua|
|Old Sugar Mill Ruins||Historical Site||4.5||WSW||Antigua|
|Cedar Valley Golf Club||Golf Course||4.7||W||Antigua|
Long Island Beach North is very close to, 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.
|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|
|Blue Waters Hotel||5.3 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.
|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|
|(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|
|KFC Old Parham||(268) 481-1527||American||--||--||Antigua|
|Subway Parham||(268) 562-6860||American||3.9 mi.||SW||Antigua|
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 Long Island Beach West could be a good option for you. It is located only a short distance away., 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,
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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