English Harbour Attractions

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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 will find a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

If you are hoping to snorkel, a location providing that option is Galleon Beach. Galleon Beach is on Deep Bay, which is home to several marinas, so it's usually heavily populated by boats. It also has a good number of close by accommodations, several which surround the beach itself.

A second option worth considering is Mamora Bay Beach. Mamora Bay Beach is one of two beaches at St. James's Club in Antigua, often used by guests of the resort for watersports in addition to swimming and sun bathing. Kayaking, pedal boating, and use of a catamaran is provided by the resort.

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.

These are merely a few of the options. Navigate here to view our page dedicated to beaches for English Harbour.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

A landmark worth visiting is Dockyard Museum. It is situated at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found within southern English Harbour. Exhibits at the Dockyard Museum include displays of ship models and tools, a collection of Admiral Nelson's personal items (including his famed telescope), and other naval items excavated from the area. The grounds also offer a well stocked gift shop and a research library.

Another landmark worth visiting is Admiral House. It is a part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found within 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 one of the most popular attractions in Antigua. Once a military lookout, the property is now home to a restaurant and bar that is famous for hosting a party every Sunday night as well as a handful of historic relics.

The area is home to many other places to visit. Anyone needing to obtain more information about landmarks in this area here.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

One of the more popular outdoor tourist attractions is Nelson's Dockyard National Park. <p>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. For a peaceful afternoon, take some time to walk around the marina and enjoy sun, the water and the boats.</p>

Monk's Hill Park is a second place that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. <p>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. Visitors to the park will be able to explore several trails that will take them by the crumbling walls, cannons, and other relics of the fort's 300 plus year history.</p>

English Harbour is home to plenty of additional choices too. To read a more detailed discussion of this topic, navigate to this article.


In the mood for some action? Travelers hoping to test their luck on the slots can find a few places to go nearby.

Paradise Casino is found within 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 want to try your luck at the slots, you could give Asot's Arcade a try. 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 collection of games for patrons to try out, including Blackjack, Blackjack - Spanish 21, Craps, Poker, and Poker - 3 card. King Casino is open everyday of the week. On Monday through Saturday, it is open from 10:00am until 4:00am.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find quite a few other choices. Make your way to this article which is all about gaming close to English Harbour if you'd like to find out more facts.


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