Coco Point

This beach is unique in that is surrounded by ocean on both sides, as it juts out from the island of Barbuda. The sand is magically soft and the area is full of greenery and palm trees. The shallow water around the tip of this small peninsula allows for great snorkeling. Be sure to stick around the the magnificent sunsets over the water.

Located on the island of Barbuda, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. The beaches in Antigua aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Coco Point is less exposed than the others, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

Amenities and Ambiance

Coco Point Lodge Resort claims a lot of the land on this beach but you can visit the beach even if you're not a guest of the Lodge. The beach is accessible by road, just stay West of the air strip that rests above the beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, beach chairs are available for guests looking for a place to relax by the water. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

the immediate vicinity around Coco Point is not exactly a tourism capital. This means that it doesn't matter what part of the day you decide to come, as there's a minimal chance you be required to vie with possible other beach-goers who might want access to the comforts found here.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Coco Point is on the South coast of Barbuda; this area boasts other attractions such as Barbuda Museum, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Coco Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barbuda Museum Museum 7.3 mi. NW Barbuda

Cities and Towns

The town of Codrington is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Coco Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coco Point Lodge 0.0 ENE Cottages
Barbuda Cottages 2.9 NW Cottages
Palm Tree Guest House 7.0 NW Guest house

Food

Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. Pink Sand Grill is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Coco Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pink Sand Grill (268) 783-8624 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.3 mi. NNW
River Beach Bar and Grill (268) 788-5378 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. NNW
Uncle Roddy Restaurant (268) 785-3268 Caribbean -- 3.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbuda, so Coco Point is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Palm Beach, located nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Antigua; then again, visiting Coco Point or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Antigua even more memorable.

 

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