Palm Beach

Palm Beach dazzles beach-goers with its blindingly white sand which has unique patches of pink sand as we. It's a huge beach, isolated and pristine, and in 2014 Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it as one of the Best Secret Beaches in the world.

Located on the island of Barbuda, Palm Beach is on the West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Antigua should give Palm Beach a try. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach
Accessible only by boat from Antigua, this beach is definitely worth the cost of the charter for a day trip.

Amenities and Ambiance

Flat and expansive, this beach has only a few buildings and then nothing but sand and sea for miles. To walk down this beach is to experience a taste of untouched paradise. There is very little shade here, so bring a beach umbrella and your sunscreen.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

If you choose coasts that offer a tranquil environment, then a good choice for you is Palm Beach; it's tucked away within a more rural sector of Barbuda.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Palm Beach on the West coast of Barbuda; it will be near other attractions like Barbuda Museum, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barbuda Museum Museum 2.3 mi. ESE Barbuda

Cities and Towns

Codrington is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a pretty good assortment of accommodations to pick from near the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Palm Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lighthouse Bay Resort -- -- Hotel
Island Chalet -- -- Hotel
Nedd's Guest House -- -- Guest house
Island Guest House -- -- Guest house
Palm Tree Guest House 2.6 mi. ESE Guest house
Bus Stop Guest House -- -- Guest house
Barbuda Belle 4.5 mi. N Cottages
Barbuda Cottages 6.4 mi. SE Cottages
Coco Point Lodge 9.3 mi. SE Cottages

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. Portsmouth Snackette and Gril is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They are also known for serving hamburgers and seafood.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Portsmouth Snackette and Gril (268) 783-7243 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. ESE
Barbuda Internet and Technology Center (268) 772-1809 -- -- -- --
CJ's Diner (268) 722-9978 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Flavors Ice Cream (268) 775-0718 -- -- -- --
Green Door Tavern (268) 460-0065 Caribbean -- -- --
Ishadeka's Ice Cream (268) 721-1878 -- -- -- --
It's Bit Fishy (268) 772-0262 Caribbean -- -- --
Jawara's Roti Hut (268) 770-6132 Caribbean -- -- --
Jordan's Cafe and Cinema (268) 728-4334 International Very Casual -- --
Marcia Roti Green (268) 771-3585 Caribbean -- -- --
Martello Anchorage Bar & Grill (268) 460-0137 Caribbean, International -- -- --
Palm Tree Restaurant (268) 460-0517 Caribbean, International -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Barbuda, so Palm Beach is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Goat Point, which is located five miles to the north.

There's plenty to see and do in Antigua, and Palm Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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