St. James Club Beach

This is the most popular of the two beaches at the St. James's Club resort, because of its close proximity to most of the rooms and restaurants. This beach is especially popular with guests of the resort during the summer, when the steady breeze off the ocean is especially welcome.

Located in the heart of Mamora Bay, St. James Club Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. At St. James Club Beach, the shore has a private, secluded quality, yet it's not far from some of the town's major hot spots.

How to Access The Beach

A gate limits vehicular access to the beach. While access to the beach is largely limited to guests staying at St. James Club, if you visit for lunch, the staff might not object to your spending a little time walking the beach before or after. If you are staying at the resort, the limited access helps with crowd control, keeping the environment as quiet and picturesque for guests as possible.

Amenities and Ambiance

St. James Beach with its powder white sand and palm lined shores features waters that are just slightly rougher than its sister beach of Mamora Bay Beach because it opens to the sea and often experiences stronger winds. Gazing out over the water from the shore, beach-goers will notice that the color of the water changes the deeper the water gets, starting with bright turquoise and moving to more deeper blues.

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. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Antigua. Shirley Heights Fort is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Admiral House. This museum is located just a short distance away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near St. James Club Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 1.8 mi. SW Antigua
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 2.2 mi. WSW Antigua
Admiral House Museum 2.2 mi. W Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. W Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 2.3 mi. WSW Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. WSW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 2.4 mi. WSW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 2.4 mi. W Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 2.5 mi. W Antigua
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 2.5 mi. W Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 3.0 mi. WNW Antigua
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 4.3 mi. NE Antigua

Cities and Towns

St. James Club Beach is near English Harbour, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find English Harbour, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a decent variety of lodging options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near St. James Club Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
St. James's Club 0.1 mi. W Antigua Resort
Inn At English Harbour 1.9 mi. WSW Antigua Hotel
The Ocean Inn 2.2 mi. W Antigua Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 2.3 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Admiral's Inn 2.3 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 2.3 mi. W Antigua Resort
The Catamaran Hotel 3.0 mi. W Antigua Hotel
Tree Tops Resort 3.1 mi. ENE Antigua Cottages
Harmony Hall 4.3 mi. NE Antigua Resort
Oceanic View Cottages 5.8 mi. NW Antigua Cottages


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Coco Beach Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both American and International cuisines. They're also renowned for their hamburgers. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near St. James Club Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coco Beach Restaurant (866) 237-2071 American, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Docksider Grill (866) 237-2071 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. W
Rainbow Garden (866) 237-2071 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Piccolo Mondo (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. WNW
Le Zest (268) 562-8179 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.0 mi. NW
The Hideout (268) 460-3666 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.0 mi. NW
Shirley Heights Lookout (268) 460-1785 American Informal 1.8 mi. SW
Catherine's Café (268) 460-5050 French Informal 1.9 mi. WSW
Terrace (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, French, International Fine Dining 1.9 mi. WSW
The Reef (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.9 mi. WSW
Calabash Beach Bar (268) 562-4906 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.9 mi. WSW
Ristorante Paparazzi (268) 562-8136 Italian Informal 2.1 mi. W

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Antigua besides St. James Club Beach worth visiting.

Another option worth considering is Pigeon's Beach, which is located three miles away.

Antigua has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and St. James Club Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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