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.

Located on the southern outskirts of Falmouth Harbour, Pigeon's Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like a visit to Pigeon's Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
Getting to Pigeon Beach is easy. Simply take Dockyard Drive south into the National Park. Once in the park, take the first turn west that you can (any sooner and you'll drive off the island and into the harbor). That road will take you to Pigeon Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

With the many tropical trees lining the beach, it is not hard to find shade, though heading a little closer to the water will allow you to grab all the sun you want. In addition to swimming, the calm water that can be found at the beach also make it a popular spot for kayakers to being their journey, so you will likely see some of them.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Pigeon's Beach is of course located inside an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Pigeon's Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Shell Shot, which is located a quarter mile to the east-northeast, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Admiral House, a lovely museum found only a brief walk or taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Antigua. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Pigeon's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Shell Shot Photographers and Photographic Portrait Studios 0.4 mi. ENE Antigua
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 0.6 mi. SE Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 0.6 mi. ESE Antigua
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 0.6 mi. SE Antigua
Admiral House Museum 0.7 mi. E Antigua
Dockyard Museum Museum 0.8 mi. ESE Antigua
Things Local Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. ESE Antigua
Monk's Hill Park Park 1.4 mi. N Antigua
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 3.1 mi. NNW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Pigeon's Beach is very close to Falmouth Harbour, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town is Falmouth Harbour, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Pigeon's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 0.7 mi. ENE Resort
Admiral's Inn 0.7 mi. E Hotel
The Copper & Lumber Store Hotel 0.7 mi. E Hotel
The Ocean Inn 0.7 mi. E Hotel
The Catamaran Hotel 0.9 mi. N Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Skullduggery Cafe. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Pigeon's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Skullduggery Cafe (268) 463-0625 -- -- 0.3 mi. ENE
Cafe Club -- -- -- 0.4 mi. ENE
Seabreezes -- Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. ENE
Cloggy's at the Antigua Yacht Club (268) 460-6910 Mediterranean -- 0.4 mi. ENE
Trappas Restaurant and Bar (268) 562-3534 International Informal 0.5 mi. ENE
Grace Before Meal (268) 460-1298 -- -- 0.5 mi. E
Bar-B's Cafe (268) 562-7698 Caribbean -- 0.5 mi. ENE
Abracadabra Restaurant (268) 460-2701 Italian -- 0.5 mi. E
Pasta Rite Ya (268) 764-2819 Italian -- -- --
Jackees Kwik Stop (268) 460-1299 American, Caribbean, Mexican Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Admiral's Inn Restaurant (268) 460-1027 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.6 mi. E
SUN RA (268) 562-6581 Mediterranean Very Casual 0.7 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Pigeon's Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Pigeon Point, another great Antigua beach site.

Antigua offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Pigeon's Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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