Willoughby Bay

Despite its breathtaking views of the Caribbean, Willoughby Bay often remains uninhabited. This makes it a great stop for someone looking for a secluded spot of beachfront property to claim as their own for a few hours during their Barbados trip.

Located in Willoughby Bay, in the vicinity of Mamora Bay, this beach is on the South East coast of Antigua. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might want to plan a visit to Willoughby Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Willoughby Bay is situated on the east coast of Barbados, directly in front of Willoughby Bay Resort & Yacht Club.

Amenities and Ambiance

Willoughby Bay features golden sands backed by a string of thick trees, and has dark blue waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Willoughby Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Antigua. It is near Shirley Heights Fort, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but some visitors find that museums like Admiral House (one of the closest to Willoughby Bay) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Antigua.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Antigua. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Willoughby Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 2.0 mi. SSW Antigua
Admiral House Museum 2.1 mi. SW Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SW Antigua
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 2.2 mi. SW Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 2.3 mi. SW Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. SW Antigua
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 2.3 mi. SW Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 2.3 mi. W Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 2.4 mi. SW Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 3.8 mi. N Antigua

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find English Harbour, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, English Harbour is a fairly short distance away, about a short distance away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it usually isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest options to Willoughby Bay.

Accommodations near Willoughby Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
St. James's Club 1.0 mi. SSE Resort
The Ocean Inn 1.9 mi. SW Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 2.0 mi. SW Resort
Inn At English Harbour 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
Admiral's Inn -- -- Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Catamaran Hotel -- -- Hotel
Tree Tops Resort -- -- Cottages
Harmony Hall 3.9 mi. NE Resort
Oceanic View Cottages 4.8 mi. NW Cottages


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Le Zest. The restaurant has both Caribbean and French menu items.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Willoughby Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Zest (268) 562-8179 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. S
The Hideout (268) 460-3666 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.5 mi. SW
Piccolo Mondo (866) 237-2071 Caribbean, Italian Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SSE
Coco Beach Restaurant (866) 237-2071 American, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSE
Docksider Grill (866) 237-2071 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. SSE
Rainbow Garden (866) 237-2071 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSE
Selwyn's Friday BBQ (268) 724-6764 Grill -- -- --
One Stone Ital Shack in Falmouth -- Italian -- -- --
Rumbaba (268) 562-8126 Caribbean, Mediterranean -- -- --
Terrace (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, French, International Fine Dining 2.0 mi. SW
The Reef (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW
Calabash Beach Bar (268) 562-4906 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Willoughby Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Galleon Beach, a beach which also offers ample time for relaxation. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Windward Beach is just right.

Vacationers may also want to visit St. James Club Beach, another favorite sun-spot in Antigua.

There's plenty to see and do in Antigua, and dropping by Willoughby Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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