Beaches in English Harbour

Photo credit: © Stephen McParlin

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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on specific beach names for a detailed guide to that particular stretch of sand.

Windward Beach: At the southern end of Dockyard Drive, you can turn westward along dirt roads. Taking these dirt roads to the southwest will lead you right to the beach.

A second option for beach-goers to consider is St. James Club Beach. This is the most popular of the two beaches at the St. James's Club resort, because of its close proximity to most of the rooms and restaurants. This beach is especially popular with guests of the resort during the summer, when the steady breeze off the ocean is especially welcome.

Pigeon's Beach: Getting to Pigeon Beach is easy. Simply take Dockyard Drive south into the National Park.

The beaches in and around English Harbour are shown directly below.

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

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