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.

Located on the island of Antigua, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Nonsuch Bay South is a good choice for them. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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 those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

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; the area hosts attractions such as Harmony Hall Gallery, which is a mile away.

Historic attractions, including Shirley Heights Fort, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Nonsuch Bay South, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Antigua, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shore is a relatively quick cab ride from this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, 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 close to Willikies, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Cities near Nonsuch Bay South include Willikies, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers looking for a place to stay near the beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from close-by. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the table below.

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


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. The Bay Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features Caribbean food.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Nonsuch Bay South in Antigua.

You may also like Green Island Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it two miles to the east-southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Nonsuch Bay North is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Harmony Hall Eastern Beach, located within a couple of miles.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Nonsuch Bay South could end up a family favorite.


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