Nonsuch Bay South

If you're looking for a calm quiet beach experience, this is the spot. It's surrounded by beautiful scenery and hills and the beach itself is pristine.

Situated on the eastern coast of the island of Antigua, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may want to give Nonsuch Bay South a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Nonsuch Bay is close to historic English Harbour. It's 45 minutes from the capitol, St. John's.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by hills and greenery, this cove is uniquely private and tranquil. The soft sand meets perfect turquoise water, calmed by the shape of the bay.

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. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Harmony Hall Gallery, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Historical attractions such as Shirley Heights Fort provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Nonsuch Bay South, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Antigua's past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot within driving distance from this interesting historical site.

If a visit to the Nonsuch Bay South isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Nonsuch Bay South
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 S Antigua
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 1.6 NE Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 2.9 W Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 6.5 SW Antigua
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 6.8 SW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Nonsuch Bay South is very close to Willikies, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town to Nonsuch Bay South is Willikies, which is not overly developed, and it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a room near the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Nonsuch Bay South
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Harmony Hall 1.0 S Resort
Pineapple Beach Club 1.1 N Resort
Verandah Resort And Spa 1.2 NE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is The Bay Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Nonsuch Bay South
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Bay Restaurant (268) 562-8000 Caribbean 0.8 mi. SSW Antigua
Harmony Hall Restaurant (268) 460-4120 Mediterranean 1.0 mi. S Antigua
Mama Pasta -- Italian 1.1 mi. N None
Nicole's (866) 237-1785 Caribbean 1.2 mi. NE Antigua
Seabreeze (866) 237-1785 International 1.2 mi. NE Antigua
The Buccaneer (866) 237-1785 Caribbean, International 1.2 mi. NE Antigua
La Tartaruga (268) 460-9384 Italian 1.2 mi. NNE None
Le Zest (268) 562-8179 Caribbean, French 4.9 mi. SW Antigua

Other Beaches

Antigua has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also want to try Green Island Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located two miles to the east-southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Nonsuch Bay North is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, located a mile away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Antigua, but Nonsuch Bay South is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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