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. There's a few docks, the sand is white and the water is see through blue-green.

Set in English Harbour, near Falmouth Harbour, Galleon Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Galleon Beach is the sort of shore where everyone from families to honeymooners congregate, and there are numerous things to see and find around the beach - this beach is definitely not for someone seeking peace and quiet, but could be just right for you.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. The water is clear, the sand is soft white sand and the beach has a lot of nearby accommodations and a resort.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for visitors looking for some respite from the sun. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Galleon Beach including its offerings for comforts will be found inside an area popular among tourist. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, there is a decent cause to think ahead against other visitors, maybe showing up first thing in the morning. If you do not, you could not fully use all the amenities that the beach offers.

What's Nearby


Galleon Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. It's located near Fort Berkeley, which is found a quarter mile away, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Galleon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 0.3 mi. W Antigua
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 0.4 mi. SE Antigua
Rhythm Of Blue Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.5 mi. WNW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Galleon Beach is very close to English Harbour, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of English Harbour is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Terrace. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and French menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Galleon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Terrace (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, French, International Fine Dining 0.0 mi. ESE
The Reef (268) 460-1014 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.0 mi. ESE
Catherine's Café (268) 460-5050 French Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Ristorante Paparazzi (268) 562-8136 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. NW
Caribbean Taste Restaurant (268) 562-3049 Caribbean -- -- --
Le Cap Horn (268) 460-1194 Caribbean, French, Fusion Very Casual -- --
Red Octopus (268) 772-2912 Caribbean Informal -- --
Segafredo GGS Cafe (268) 788-4254 Café -- -- --
Shirley Heights Lookout (268) 460-1785 American Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Hamilton's Wine Bar and Bistro (268) 562-7151 -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
Mainbrace Pub (268) 460-1160 British, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. WNW
Wardroom Restaurant (268) 460-1160 International Informal 0.4 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Antigua you might like besides Galleon Beach.

You might also enjoy Windward Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it a mile to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Carlisle Bay East is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings.

You may also enjoy Pigeon's Beach, located one and an eighth miles away.

Perhaps Galleon Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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