Beaches in English Harbour

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English Harbour, a busy port town, is able to balance boating activity with the need for swimming beaches.  There are several locations along the shore where visitors can sun in the sand and enjoy some watersports.  Because the town is located along the Atlantic coast, the surf can be a little much for inexperienced swimmers, but this destination is especially loved for windsurfing. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You will discover a large number of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that beach.

Windward Beach: Windward Beach curves in a cove that protects the beach from some of the rougher waters that can be found in the area. However, with the rocky shore, it is not always the best place to go for a swim, lest you hurt yourself.

A second location for beach-goers to consider is St. James Club Beach. A gate limits vehicular access to the beach. While access to the beach is largely limited to guests staying at St. James Club, if you visit for lunch, the staff might not object to your spending a little time walking the beach before or after.

Pigeon's Beach: With the many tropical trees lining the beach, it is not hard to find shade, though heading a little closer to the water will allow you to grab all the sun you want. In addition to swimming, the calm water that can be found at the beach also make it a popular spot for kayakers to being their journey, so you will likely see some of them.

The chart just below offers more information about the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around English Harbour
Name Location Coast
Galleon Beach 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central English Harbour South
Mamora Bay Beach Mamora Bay, 2.1 mi. East of Central English Harbour South
Pigeon Point 1.4 mi. West of Central English Harbour South
Pigeon's Beach 0.7 mi. West of Central English Harbour South
Rendezvous Bay 2.9 mi. West of Central English Harbour South
St. James Club Beach Mamora Bay, 2.2 mi. East of Central English Harbour South
Willoughby Bay 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central English Harbour South East
Windward Beach 0.7 mi. West of Central English Harbour South

Of course, you'll find additional types of attractions. Visit this article about even more attractions if you're seeking some more information.

 

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