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. 


Attractions Map

You will find an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Click on each beach name for detailed information about that beach.

If you love to snorkel, a location worth considering is Pigeon Point. Pigeon Point provides everything you need in a beach. It's a calm cove, with great snorkeling and sunbathing.

A second location worth considering is Pigeon's Beach. Getting to Pigeon Beach is easy. Simply take Dockyard Drive south into the National Park.

Windward Beach: Windward Beach curves in a cove that protects the beach from some of the rougher waters that can be found in the area. However, with the rocky shore, it is not always the best place to go for a swim, lest you hurt yourself.

Fortunately, you can find quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. If interested, you can find more details here.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is Dockyard Museum. It is a part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park and located 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.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Admiral House. It is a part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. As visitors explore the museum, they will come across artifacts that all have a story to tell, including some personal possessions of Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of the most influential Naval officers in British history, and namesake of the Dockyard.

Fort Berkeley: 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.

That's not all -- you can find a selection of other choices as well. To reach our complete page about landmarks in and around the area, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

One of the more popular outdoor tourist attractions is Nelson's Dockyard National Park. 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.

Another attraction worth considering 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.

These are only a few of what you can find. If you need to find more details about natural attractions in and near the area, can learn more here.


Feeling Lucky? Vacationers hoping to try their luck on the slots can find a handful of opportunities to do so nearby.

Paradise Casino is located in Redcliffe Quay, 8.1 mi. Northwest of central Falmouth Harbour. Located on Lower Market Street on St. John's, Paradise Casino is your typical Caribbean casino, located in a well-lit space with slot machines set up in neat little rows, and courteous dealers manning the table games.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, you could give Asot's Arcade a try. For many people, their favorite part of spending an evening at a casino is playing the slots. If this is true of you, you'll love Ascot's Arcade Jackpot Casino Slots on St. John, Antigua.

King's Casino has a collection of games for visitors to play, including Blackjack, Blackjack - Spanish 21, Craps, Poker, and Poker - 3 card. 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.

These examples are just a few of what's available. Navigate here to find our discussion of gaming close to Falmouth Harbour.


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