Attractions in English Harbour

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Many of the attractions in English Harbour are included as part of the historic Nelson's Dockyard.  From the numerous military and otherwise historic structures, to museums, and even a national park, almost all of your cultural and natural landmarks are covered in one area of town. 


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You'll discover a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that particular location.

A beach scene where snorkeling is an option is Galleon Beach. This beach is inland on the coast of Deep Bay. The water has a lot of boat traffic and the beach has some boat docks as well.

Another alternative to consider is Mamora Bay Beach. Guest of St. James's Club have immediate access to the beach through a gate on resort property, which is in place to prevent overcrowding by non-resort guests.

Windward Beach: Secluded, open, and rarely crowded, Windward Beach makes up for it rocky waters with beautiful views and plenty of sand to sun bathe on. With the shimmering ocean on one side and a wall of trees on the other, eco-tourist and all lovers of natural beaches should be pleased with this one.

English Harbour and the surrounding areas have quite a few other beach choices. Visit this article if you'd like some more specifics.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is Dockyard Museum. It can be found at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and located in southern English Harbour. Originally built in 1855, Nelson's Dockyard served as the officer's quarters in the Royal Navy Dockyard. The building was restored and used as the National Parks Office in the 1970s, but by 1997 the rooms were once again restructured and put to use as the Dockyard Museum.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Admiral House. It is situated at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and located in southwestern English Harbour. Featuring the history of the area's maritime history, the Admiral House welcomes any visitor interested in naval, British, colonial, or just general history. Visitors will gain an insight as to the importance of the dockyard for Antigua as well as how similar dockyards shaped the Caribbean as a whole.

Shirley Heights Fort: Shirley Heights is open daily from sun up to sun down and beyond.

That's not all -- you will find plenty of other sites to visit. Go to this page which is all about other sites worth seeing in English Harbour if you want to learn some more information.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Nelson's Dockyard National Park is one of the natural attractions that's worth a visit. Nelson's Dackyard is more than just a national park. It is also is a historical site and commercial center that attracts visitors from around the world, who spend time exploring the many museums, forts, and ruins along with boutiques, small cafes, and gift shops.

Another place worth considering is Monk's Hill Park. Fortified in 1689, Monk's Hill is home to the ruins of the long since abandoned Fort George. While this impressive fort was once the place of refuge for the town's residents during threats of French invasion, it now blends into the landscape and is overgrown with weeds.

Luckily, you'll be able to find a wider range of nature attractions. Those needing to find out more concerning natural attractions in and near English Harbour, can learn more on this page.


In the mood for some action? Those interested in trying their luck in some gaming action have a few alternatives nearby.

Paradise Casino is located in Redcliffe Quay, 9.4 mi. Northwest of central English Harbour. Paradise Casino features a collection of state-of-the-art slot machines as well as Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker out on the floor.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, you might like Asot's Arcade. For many people, their favorite part of spending an evening at a casino is playing the slots. If this is true of you, you'll love Ascot's Arcade Jackpot Casino Slots on St. John, Antigua.

King's Casino has a selection of games for visitors to try out, including Blackjack, Blackjack - Spanish 21, Craps, Poker, and Poker - 3 card. King's Casino has been keeping vacationers in Antigua entertained since 1988, and is considered to be the most popular casino on the island. The casino is located in downtown St. John's, Antigua at Heritage Quay, and features hundreds of slot machines as well as a few live table games.

These are just a few of the options worth consideration Use this link to see our article about gaming close to English Harbour.


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