Mamora Bay Beach

Mamora Bay Beach is one of two beaches at St. James's Club in Antigua, often used by guests of the resort for watersports in addition to swimming and sun bathing. Kayaking, pedal boating, and use of a catamaran is provided by the resort.

Located in Mamora Bay, this beach is on the South edge of Antigua. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach

Guest of St. James's Club have immediate access to the beach through a gate on resort property, which is in place to prevent overcrowding by non-resort guests.

Amenities and Ambiance

Mamora Bay is protected by a horseshoe shaped shoreline that keeps the waters calm enough that even inexperienced swimmers can enjoy the crystal waters. Back on shore, the white sand is dotted with Mediterranean-style villas that are backed by a hill of palm trees.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Mamora Bay Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Antigua; the area hosts attractions such as Shirley Heights Fort, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Admiral House, a lovely museum found fairly close-by, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mamora Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 1.6 mi. SW Antigua
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 2.1 mi. WSW Antigua
Admiral House Museum 2.1 mi. W Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. W Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 2.2 mi. WSW Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. WSW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 2.3 mi. WSW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 2.3 mi. WSW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 2.4 mi. WSW Antigua
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 2.4 mi. W Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 2.9 mi. WNW Antigua
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 mi. NE Antigua

Cities and Towns

English Harbour is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Mamora Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
St. James's Club 0.0 mi. E Antigua Resort
Inn At English Harbour 1.8 mi. WSW Antigua Hotel
The Ocean Inn 2.0 mi. W Antigua Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 2.1 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Admiral's Inn 2.2 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 2.2 mi. W Antigua Resort
The Catamaran Hotel 2.9 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Tree Tops Resort 3.2 mi. ENE Antigua Cottages
Harmony Hall 4.4 mi. NE Antigua Resort
Oceanic View Cottages 5.7 mi. NW Antigua Cottages


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Coco Beach Restaurant. This restaurant serves both American and International cuisines. They are also known for serving hamburgers. 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.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Mamora Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coco Beach Restaurant (866) 237-2071 American, International Very Casual 0.0 mi. E
Docksider Grill (866) 237-2071 Caribbean Informal 0.0 mi. E
Rainbow Garden (866) 237-2071 International Very Casual 0.0 mi. E
Piccolo Mondo (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, Italian Fine Dining 0.1 mi. N
The Hideout (268) 460-3666 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.9 mi. NW
Le Zest (268) 562-8179 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.9 mi. NNW
Shirley Heights Lookout (268) 460-1785 American Informal 1.6 mi. SW
Catherine's Café (268) 460-5050 French Informal 1.8 mi. WSW
Terrace (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, French, International Fine Dining 1.8 mi. WSW
The Reef (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
Calabash Beach Bar (268) 562-4906 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
Ristorante Paparazzi (268) 562-8136 Italian Informal 2.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Antigua besides Mamora Bay Beach.

You might also want to visit St. James Club Beach, which is located a couple hundred yards away.

Antigua has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Mamora Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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