Falmouth Harbour Attractions

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For yachters who moor their vessel in Falmouth Harbour, they'll find plenty to keep them busy when they arrive ashore; however, those who want to do more than visit local beaches, it will require a bit of travel.  All of the other attractions, from landmarks to casinos are located outside of the town's limits. 

Beaches

Attractions Map

There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location providing that option is Pigeon Point. Pigeon Point is conveniently located, just a five minute drive from English Harbour. It's on Antigua's southeastern coastline.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Pigeon's Beach. Located on the northwest coast of Nelson's Dockyard National Park, Pigeon's Beach is a welcomed mix of natural beach and an easy-to-access beach. Visitors will be able to lay out in the sand, swim in the clam waters, or simply stay for a while and watch the maritime traffic as it heads to Falmouth Harbor.

Windward Beach: At the southern end of Dockyard Drive, you can turn westward along dirt roads. Taking these dirt roads to the southwest will lead you right to the beach.

Falmouth Harbour and the surrounding areas have a full range of beaches to choose from. For more about beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Dockyard Museum. It is found within Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. Exhibits at the Dockyard Museum include displays of ship models and tools, a collection of Admiral Nelson's personal items (including his famed telescope), and other naval items excavated from the area. The grounds also offer a well stocked gift shop and a research library.

Many travelers also choose to visit Fort Berkeley. It is situated in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. This impressive fort at one time stood as the harbor's main protection from enemy navies. Built in 1704, the fort would eventually be armed with at leas twenty-five cannons that could reach about a mile and a half each, a clear deterrent to any approaching ships.

Shirley Heights Fort: Shirley Heights is open daily from sun up to sun down and beyond.

Of course, the area has a more extensive selection of places to visit. To read our detailed page about landmarks in and around Falmouth Harbour, go to this article.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Nelson's Dockyard National Park is one of the natural attractions that's a popular stop for vacationers. Nelson's Dackyard is more than just a national park. It is also is a historical site and commercial center that attracts visitors from around the world, who spend time exploring the many museums, forts, and ruins along with boutiques, small cafes, and gift shops.

A second option you might like is Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour. Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique way to view the rainforest of Antigua. On one of nine zip-lines or two canopy bridges you can experience a fully guided and exhilarating tour of some of the most beautiful land on the island.

Fortunately, you will find other choices. To find out about other natural attractions in and around the area, click here.

Casinos

Ready for some action? Travelers interested in trying their luck on the slots will find a few venues where they can do so nearby.

Paradise Casino is located in downtown St. John's, 8.1 mi. Northwest of central Falmouth Harbour. Paradise Casino features a collection of state-of-the-art slot machines as well as Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker out on the floor.

If you want to try your luck at the slots, you might try King's Casino. King's Casino has been keeping vacationers in Antigua entertained since 1988, and is considered to be the most popular casino on the island. The casino is located in downtown St. John's, Antigua at Heritage Quay, and features hundreds of slot machines as well as a few live table games.

The gaming venues close to Falmouth Harbour are summarized in the following chart.

Gambling Near Falmouth Harbour
Name Located At Phone Location
King's Casino Heritage Quay Shopping Center (268) 462-1727 Downtown St. John's, 8.3 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
Paradise Casino -- (264) 562-1728 Downtown St. John's, 8.1 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
 

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