Shirley Heights Fort

Photo credit: © David Campbell

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 Lookout at Shirley Heights stands about 490 feet high and offers an paralleled view of both Falmouth and English Harbour. This spot is often frequented right at sunset as visitors hope to catch a glimpse of the "Green Flash."

Every Sunday night (for the past 31 years) from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the on-site bar and restaurant hosts a barbecue with live music, great food, and lots to drink.

Staying Close

Antigua is a good option for those wishing to visit Shirley Heights Fort, because those staying in this area of Antigua will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. With just a few accommodations in the neighborhood surrounding Shirley Heights Fort, only a little tourist traffic should be predicted.

Hotels near Shirley Heights Fort
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Inn At English Harbour Hotel Antigua 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

There are a couple of convenient alfresco options to participate in when you and your party aren't taking in Shirley Heights Fort. Vacationers with an interest in testing their proficiency on the golf course, can do so at the closest golfing facility, which is Jolly Harbour Golf Course. Lazy hours can also be filled with time at Galleon Beach, the closest beach. On top of that, your group will likely find a few more golf and beach choices in the surrounding area. Visitors will discover multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of nearby attractions -Lookout Trail and Jones Valley Trail- both of which are found rather close to the historic site.


Operating Hours

Shirley Heights is open daily from sun up to sun down and beyond.
Gain access to Shirley Heights by heading towards English Harbour and driving up Shirley Heights Road. You will pass Dockyard Driver right before you read the landmark.


If you'd like to attend the Sunday night party, the cost is EC$20 per person.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (268) 481-5021


Location: English Harbour, Antigua


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