Nonsuch Bay North

Nonsuch Bay North boasts calm waters and pink sand. Villas line parts of the beach, but there's a wide patch of open sand for soaking up the warm Caribbean sun.

Located toward the southeastern outskirts of Willikies, Nonsuch Bay North is on the East edge of Antigua. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Antigua may find that Nonsuch Bay North is just the right spot. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

Though two resorts border this beach, they do not bar public access. You can walk right out onto the beach and claim your spot on the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tucked in an inlet and on a quieter side of the island, Nonsuch bay is very relaxing beach. The waters in the bay are calm and gentle, perfect for swimming or wading. There are no rentals or restaurants around, so bring what you need.

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

What's Nearby


Positioned on the East coast of Antigua; the area is home to other attractions such as Harmony Hall Gallery, which is one and a quarter miles to the south.

Historical attractions such as Old Sugar Factory provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Nonsuch Bay North, and allow visitors to learn more about Antigua, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located seven miles to the west of this site of historical interest.

If a visit to the Nonsuch Bay North isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Nonsuch Bay North
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 S Antigua
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 1.5 NE Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 2.9 W Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 6.6 SW Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 6.8 WNW Antigua

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Nonsuch Bay North is Willikies, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it typically isn't that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For vacationers hoping to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Nonsuch Bay North.

Accommodations near Nonsuch Bay North
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Occidental Grand Pineapple Beach Hotel 0.8 N None Resort
Verandah Resort And Spa 1.0 NE Antigua Hotel
Harmony Hall 1.2 S Antigua Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Mama Pasta is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Italian food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pasta and pizza.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Nonsuch Bay North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Mama Pasta -- Italian 0.9 mi. N None
The Bay Restaurant (268) 562-8000 Caribbean 1.0 mi. SSW Antigua
Nicole's (866) 237-1785 Caribbean 1.0 mi. NE Antigua
Seabreeze (866) 237-1785 International 1.0 mi. NE Antigua
The Buccaneer (866) 237-1785 Caribbean, International 1.0 mi. NE Antigua
La Tartaruga (268) 460-9384 Italian 1.1 mi. NNE None
Harmony Hall Restaurant (268) 460-4120 Mediterranean 1.2 mi. S Antigua

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Antigua, so Nonsuch Bay North is just one of your options.

If the active mood at Nonsuch Bay North is one of the features you love, consider checking out Green Island Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located two miles to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Nonsuch Bay South. It is located just a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the south.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Antigua; then again, taking a swim at Nonsuch Bay North is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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