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 in Falmouth Harbour, Pigeon's Beach is on the South coast of Antigua. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Pigeon's Beach may be one of the few active beaches in Antigua that's usually not over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid Antigua's quiet, secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach offers a nice middle ground.

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.

You should remember that Pigeon's Beach is in an area which is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Antigua; the area is home to other attractions such as Shell Shot, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Admiral House. This museum is located just a short taxi trip or walk away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Falmouth Harbour is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Skullduggery Cafe. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Pigeon's Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Pigeon Point, which is close-by and another fun spot in Antigua.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Antigua, but visiting Pigeon's Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Antigua even more memorable.


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