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.

Positioned in Falmouth Harbour, Pigeon's Beach is on the South edge of Antigua. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. At Pigeon's Beach, you'll have the best of both worlds: plenty to see and do nearby, but less crowds and noise than at other beaches.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Pigeon's Beach can be found within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Shell Shot, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Admiral House. This museum is located three quarters of a mile to the east, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Not far away you'll find Falmouth Harbour, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Skullduggery Cafe. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table 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
Mad Mongoose (268) 463-7900 International Very Casual 0.5 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 Very Casual 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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Antigua, so Pigeon's Beach is not your only option.

You may also want to consider Pigeon Point, another great beach choice in Antigua.

Pigeon's Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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