Winthorpes Bay Beach

Not much more than a stretch of sand on the coast of Antigua, Winthorpes Bay Beach is perfect for those looking for easy access and do not care too much of amenities.

Located in Dutchman Bay, 2.0 miles east-northeast of Cassada Gardens, Winthorpes Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Antigua. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Antigua's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Winthorpes Bay Beach is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is located just north of the airport on Burma Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located right off the main road, you will be able to see and hear the cars drive by. However, other than that the beach is clean, and the water beautiful. Additionally, if you keep your eyes open and on the water, you can watch the boat traffic of the nearby marina.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Winthorpes Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Stanford Cricket Ground, which is three quarters of a mile to the south west.

Historical attractions such as Old Sugar Mill Ruins offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Winthorpes Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Antigua's past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is two and a half miles from this site of historical significance.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Winthorpes Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 0.7 mi. SW Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 1.6 mi. S Antigua
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 2.3 mi. SW Antigua
Cedar Valley Golf Club Golf Course 2.5 mi. W Antigua
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 2.7 mi. S Antigua
National Hero's Park Museum 2.9 mi. SW Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.8 mi. WSW Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 4.0 mi. WSW Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 4.1 mi. WSW Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.1 mi. WSW Antigua
Grand Bay Casino Casino 4.1 mi. W Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 4.2 mi. WSW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Winthorpes Bay Beach is in the St. John's area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Winthorpes Bay Beach who are hoping to find further attractions will want to consider checking out St. John's, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of Antigua.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers looking to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Winthorpes Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Antigua Beachcomber Hotel 0.2 mi. NW Hotel
Dutchman's Bay Cottages 0.6 mi. NNW Cottages
Hodges Bay Club 1.9 mi. NW Resort
Jumby Bay 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Serendipity Cottages 3.2 mi. W Cottages
Sandpiper Reef Resort 3.2 mi. NW Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel 3.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel 3.7 mi. W Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Villas at Sunset Lane 3.9 mi. W Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Cecilia's High Point Cafe. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and European menu items. Visitors often rave about their desserts and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Winthorpes Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cecilia's High Point Cafe (268) 562-7070 Caribbean, European Informal 0.3 mi. N
Big Banana 17° 61° (268) 480-6979 International Informal 0.6 mi. SW
Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar (268) 481-7000 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. SW
Le Bistro (268) 462-3881 Caribbean, French -- 1.7 mi. NW
Le Bistro Restaurant (264) 497-6111 Bistro Very Casual 1.7 mi. NW
Kohili (268) 462-2300 Eclectic Informal 1.9 mi. NW
Taboo (268) 462-2300 Fusion, International Informal 1.9 mi. NW
The Estate House (268) 462-6000 Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.9 mi. E
The Verandah (268) 462-6000 International, Mediterranean Informal 1.9 mi. E
Delightful Restaurant II (268) 460-1688 Chinese -- -- --
KFC Old Parham (268) 481-1527 American Very Casual -- --
Subway Parham (268) 562-6860 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Antigua, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Long Island Beach West, found two miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Shoal Bay may be just what you're looking for. It's located a mile to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Runaway Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go. Sugary white sand and tranquil waters distinguish Antigua's Runaway Beach. A popular spot for vacationers, the beach is located next door to another popular beach area, Dickinson's Bay. Visitors to Runaway Beach will enjoy its sparkling blue water and fantastic sunsets.

Winthorpes Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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