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

Shirley Heights Fort is located in Antigua, so travelers to this area of Antigua will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With only a few accommodations in the area within the vicinity of this historical site, relatively little tourist traffic can be bargained for.

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

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this site, you're in luck, as you'll find a plentiful supply of local restaurants within traveling distance. Catherine's Café, which offers French meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Also within reach, you will have restaurants like Terrace and The Reef where you and your companions will want to try a bit of Caribbean dishes and experience the Antigua culture.


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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