Palmetto Point

Famous for it's pink sand and popular with boaters, Palmetto Point is the southernmost tip of Barbuda.

Located on the island of Barbuda, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Antigua. While Palmetto Point may be a little more difficult to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you tend to favor beaches which bring visitors a calm experience, then a good choice for you is Palmetto Point; it's found within a much quieter sector of Barbuda.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of Barbuda; it's located near attractions like Barbuda Museum, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Palmetto Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barbuda Museum Museum 4.4 mi. NE Barbuda

Cities and Towns

Palmetto Point is near Codrington, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Codrington, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Palmetto Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lighthouse Bay Resort -- -- Hotel
Barbuda Cottages 4.1 mi. E Cottages
Palm Tree Guest House 4.4 mi. NE Guest house
Island Chalet -- -- Hotel
Island Guest House -- -- Guest house
Bus Stop Guest House -- -- Guest house
Coco Point Lodge 6.7 mi. ESE Cottages
Barbuda Belle 9.1 mi. N Cottages


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. Uncle Roddy Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood. The restaurant is fairly close, so hailing a cab will get you there hassle-free.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Palmetto Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Uncle Roddy Restaurant (268) 785-3268 Caribbean -- 4.0 mi. E
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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbuda, so if Palmetto Point doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Palm Beach, located four and a half miles to the north.

Antigua has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Palmetto Point is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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