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.

Set toward the center of the island of Antigua, Pigeon Point is on the South coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Perhaps Pigeon Point is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach that is not an overly crowded, but it's not totally void of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Pigeon Point is conveniently located, just a five minute drive from English Harbour. It's on Antigua's southeastern coastline.

Amenities and Ambiance

Pigeon Point provides everything you need in a beach. It's a calm cove, with great snorkeling and sunbathing. There are amenities, rentals and a beach bar here.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Pigeon Point, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors seeking relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Shell Shot, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Nelson's Ruins West are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Pigeon Point, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Antigua, without straying too far from the coastline.

If a visit to the Pigeon Point isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pigeon Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 1.0 mi. E Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Antigua
Admiral House Museum 1.4 mi. E Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 1.4 mi. E Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 1.4 mi. E Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 1.6 mi. NNE Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 2.9 mi. N Antigua

Cities and Towns

The closest town is St. John's, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Pigeon Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Catamaran Hotel -- -- Hotel
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort -- -- Resort
Admiral's Inn -- -- Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Ocean Inn -- -- Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Bumpkins. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Pigeon Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bumpkins (268) 562-2522 Caribbean -- -- --
Pasta Rite Ya (268) 764-2819 Italian -- -- --
Skullduggery Cafe (268) 463-0625 -- -- -- --
Cafe Club -- -- -- -- --
Seabreezes -- Italian Very Casual -- --
Cloggy's at the Antigua Yacht Club (268) 460-6910 Mediterranean -- -- --
Cambusa Italian Restaurant (268) 562-2226 Italian -- -- --
Mad Mongoose (268) 463-7900 International Very Casual -- --
Trappas Restaurant and Bar (268) 562-3534 International Informal -- --
Bar-B's Cafe (268) 562-7698 Caribbean -- -- --
Grace Before Meal (268) 460-1298 -- -- -- --
Captain's Quarters (268) 460-1036 International Informal -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Antigua, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Pigeon's Beach, one of the many great Antigua beach sites.

Of course, Antigua has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Pigeon Point is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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