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

Consider staying in Antigua if you plan on visiting Shirley Heights Fort, since visitors to this area of Antigua will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, particularly since there are very few hotel rooms nearby.

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

Shirley Heights Fort guests will be able to find at least a couple outdoor activity options like playing a few holes of golf and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Vacationers who enjoy trying out their ability on the green, can do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Jolly Harbour Golf Course. Free hours can also be spent at Galleon Beach, the most close-by beach. Although the selection might be scarce, a few additional similar recreation options to choose from nearby. Visitors will also find a fair number of other local attractions within a reasonable distance. There are a couple of places you may enjoy -Lookout Trail and Jones Valley Trail- which are both located not far from 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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