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 discover several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that beach.

If you want to snorkel, a place offering 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 alternative to 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: Secluded, open, and rarely crowded, Windward Beach makes up for it rocky waters with beautiful views and plenty of sand to sun bathe on. With the shimmering ocean on one side and a wall of trees on the other, eco-tourist and all lovers of natural beaches should be pleased with this one.

Fortunately, the area is home to quite a few other choices for beaches in and around the area. To find out about other beaches available, read this page.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Dockyard Museum. It is a part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. Originally built in 1855, Nelson's Dockyard served as the officer's quarters in the Royal Navy Dockyard. The building was restored and used as the National Parks Office in the 1970s, but by 1997 the rooms were once again restructured and put to use as the Dockyard Museum.

Many travelers also choose to visit Admiral House. It can be found at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and located within 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.

Of course, the area includes a nice selection of sites to visit. Make your way to this page regarding other interesting places to visit in and near Falmouth Harbour if you'd like to find out some more information.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Those visitors who enjoy natural surroundings frequently have fun visiting 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. For a peaceful afternoon, take some time to walk around the marina and enjoy sun, the water and the boats.

Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is another local attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. 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 examples are only a few of the options. If you want to find out more about natural attractions in and near the area, can easily do so by clicking on this link.


Feeling lucky? Guests hoping to try their luck can find plenty of places to go nearby.

Casino at Jolly Beach, on the premises of Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, is situated in Jolly Harbour, 7.9 mi. West-Northwest of central Falmouth Harbour. This small casino is an extension of King's Casino, and while it may not contain as many games as some casinos, it is perfect for the casual gamer just looking to spend some time. All guests must be 18-years-old the enter the premises.

Paradise Casino is found within Redcliffe Quay, 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.

Asot's Arcade: 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.

These are merely a few of the available choices. Navigate to this page which is all about gaming close to Falmouth Harbour if you want to find additional specifics.


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