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.

Located in the eastern part of English Harbour, in the vicinity of Falmouth Harbour, Galleon Beach is on the South edge of Antigua. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Social beachgoers will like this beach because of its busy, urban location. Actually, Galleon Beach is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for use to guests looking for a place to relax in the shade. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Galleon Beach as well as its offering of amenities and services will be found inside a hot tourist destination. If you want to stay away from crowded shores and busy-beaches, there is a good cause to make plans to visit and beat the crowds, for example arriving in the morning. If you arrive later, you could find all of the services being already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby


Found on the South coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Fort Berkeley, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 close to English Harbour, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of English Harbour, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Galleon Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Terrace. The restaurant has both Caribbean and French menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Antigua, so Galleon Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Windward Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it a mile to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Carlisle Bay East is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors.

Another option worth considering is Pigeon's Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Antigua has a lot to offer its visitors, but Galleon Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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