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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Art Gallery||2.3 mi.||WSW||Antigua|
|Historical Site||2.4 mi.||WSW||Antigua|
|Historical Site||2.4 mi.||W||Antigua|
|Historical Site||2.5 mi.||W||Antigua|
|Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios||2.5 mi.||W||Antigua|
|Harmony Hall Gallery||Art Gallery||4.3 mi.||NE||Antigua|
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.
|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.
|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|
|(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|
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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