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

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that beach.

If you want to go snorkeling, a location with that option is Pigeon Point. Pigeon Point is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It's a beautiful beach which curves towards the ocean and has incredible views of the endless blue waters.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Pigeon's Beach. Getting to Pigeon Beach is easy. Simply take Dockyard Drive south into the National Park.

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.

These are just a few of the options that are available. Click here to check out our page regarding beaches for Falmouth Harbour.

Landmark Attractions

Dockyard Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is Dockyard Museum. It is situated at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found within 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 worth visiting is Admiral House. It is situated at Nelson's Dockyard National Park and found within southeastern Falmouth Harbour. Featuring the history of the area's maritime history, the Admiral House welcomes any visitor interested in naval, British, colonial, or just general history. Visitors will gain an insight as to the importance of the dockyard for Antigua as well as how similar dockyards shaped the Caribbean as a whole.

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.

These are merely a few of the available options. To navigate to our complete page about landmarks in and around the area, click this link.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Nelson's Dockyard National Park is one of the most enjoyable outdoor tourist attractions. <p>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.</p>

A second local attraction that needs mentioning is Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour. <p>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.</p>

Luckily, you'll find a wider range of options too. For a better look at natural attractions in and around Falmouth Harbour, see this page.

Casinos

Looking for some action? Travelers looking to test their luck on the slots can find a few 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're simply looking to play a few slots, you might try 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.

King's Casino provides a collection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Blackjack, Blackjack - Spanish 21, Craps, Poker, and Poker - 3 card. King Casino is open everyday of the week. On Monday through Saturday, it is open from 10:00am until 4:00am.

These examples are only a few of your choices. Click this link to visit our extended discussion of gaming close to Falmouth Harbour.

 

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