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 even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. It's often said that Palmetto Point is one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Antigua may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Palmetto Point, but are usually more cramped since they're near some of the most popular hotels.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
Palmetto Point offers a calm and tranquil getaway, as the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.
This spot is on the South West coast of Barbuda. It is near Barbuda Museum, which is one attraction close-by.
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.
|Barbuda Museum||Museum||4.4 mi.||NE||Barbuda|
Not far away you'll find, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
Visitors will find a good selection of rooming options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most convenient of which are shown below.
|Lighthouse Bay Resort||--||--||Hotel|
|Palm Tree Guest House||4.4 mi.||NE||Guest house|
|Bus Stop Guest House||--||--||Guest house|
|Nedd's Guest House||--||--||Guest house|
|Coco Point Lodge||6.7 mi.||ESE||Cottages|
When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. The restaurant is fairly close, so hailing a cab is a good option.
The following table lists nearby dining options.
|(268) 785-3268||Caribbean||--||4.0 mi.||E|
|Barbuda Internet and Technology Center||(268) 772-1809||--||--||--||--|
|(268) 722-9978||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|(268) 728-4334||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|(268) 460-0137||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
|(268) 460-0517||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
Palmetto Point isn't the only beach worth checking out on Barbuda.
You might also want to visit Palm Beach, located not too far away, meaning a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.
There's plenty to see and do in Antigua, and Palmetto Point is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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