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.
The beach is located just north of the airport on Burma Road.
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.
Winthorpes Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like, 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.
|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|
|Historical Site||2.7 mi.||S||Antigua|
|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|
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.
|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|
|Blue Waters Hotel||3.5 mi.||WNW||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.
|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|
|(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|
|KFC Old Parham||(268) 481-1527||American||Very Casual||--||--|
|Subway Parham||(268) 562-6860||American||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||SSW|
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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