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 to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like the middle ground found at Winthorpes Bay Beach. It's a little bit removed from Antigua's urban areas, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Stanford Cricket Ground, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Hero's Park. This museum is located three miles to the south west, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 guests hoping to find other interesting places to see might think about heading over to St. John's, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Antigua.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it usually isn't very tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Winthorpes Bay Beach.

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


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Cecilia's High Point Cafe. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and European menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their desserts and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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
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
The Larder (268) 562-7880 International -- 3.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Antigua you might like besides Winthorpes Bay Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Island Beach West, found two miles away. On the other hand, Shoal Bay could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located a mile to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Runaway Beach, located four and a half miles away. 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.

Antigua offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Winthorpes Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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