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.

Situated near the center of Mamora Bay, St. James Club Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Although Antigua and Barbuda has more secluded beaches than St. James Club Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract small crowds.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for guests seeking a relaxing spot in the shade.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as St. James Club Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. It's located near Shirley Heights Fort, which is found a mile and a half to the south west, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Dockyard Museum (one of the closest to St. James Club Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience Antigua and Barbuda's culture.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Dockyard Museum Museum 2.3 mi. WSW Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. W 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
Monk's Hill Park Park 3.0 mi. WNW Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 4.7 mi. N Antigua
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 5.9 mi. WNW Antigua
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 6.3 mi. W Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 6.5 mi. W Antigua

Cities and Towns

St. James Club Beach is in the English Harbour area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. English Harbour is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests seeking a hotel room close to the beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You can find the closest lodging options by looking over what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near St. James Club Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
St. James's Club & Villas 0.1 mi. W Resort
Inn At English Harbour 1.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Casa Lidia 2.0 mi. W Villa complex
The Ocean Inn 2.2 mi. W Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Admiral's Inn 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 2.3 mi. W Resort
The Moxy 2.4 mi. W B & B
Waterfront Hostel 2.4 mi. W Hostel
South Point 2.7 mi. W Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Coco Beach Restaurant. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near St. James Club Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coco Beach Restaurant (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Docksider Grill (866) 237-2071 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. W
Rainbow Garden (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
Eleven/11 (954) 481-8787 American, Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Mamora Bay Grill (954) 481-8787 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
Piccolo Mondo (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. WNW
Shirley Heights Lookout (268) 460-1785 American Informal 1.8 mi. SW
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
Incanto Restaurant & Lounge 1 (268) 789 453 International, Italian Informal 2.1 mi. W
La Brasserie d'Antigua (268) 721-9420 European, French, Vegetarian Informal 2.1 mi. W
Ristorante Paparazzi (268) 562-8136 Italian Informal 2.1 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Antigua, of course, so St. James Club Beach is not your only option.

Another location you may want to try is Pigeon's Beach, located within a short distance.

Antigua and Barbuda offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by St. James Club Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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