What's Located Around Cocos

Lots of people have decided to spend their vacations in Antigua just for the fabulous beaches that the region is so well known for.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Cocos is just what you are looking for. This lodging is located on the coast, so tourists can spend all day every day under the sun if they want. The thought of being able to enjoy a day in an area lacking groups of people around is something to be valued. This beach is known for that kind of benefit, because it is situated away from Antigua's more crowded areas.

Nearby Beaches

Needless to say, since Cocos is located directly on Coco Beach, sun bathing is one of the main attractions here. For guests who are eager for some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the name of each one in the table to view our detailed article:

Beaches Near Cocos
Beach Distance Direction Location
Ffryes Beach 0.2 S 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Jolly Harbour
Valley Church Beach 0.5 NE Valley Church
Darkwood Beach 0.7 S 1.8 mi. South of Jolly Harbour
Jolly Beach 1.2 NNE Jolly Harbour
Turner's Beach 1.7 S 2.7 mi. South of Jolly Harbour
Cove Bay Beach 2.0 N 1.1 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Pearns Bay South Beach 2.2 N 1.5 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Little Pearns Bay Beach 2.3 N 1.6 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Stony Horn Bay Beach 2.3 N 1.5 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Hermitage Bay 2.4 N 1.3 mi. North of Jolly Harbour
Cades Bay Beach 3.2 SE 3.6 mi. Southeast of Jolly Harbour
Pinching Bay 3.8 N Five Islands
Morris Bay 4.1 SE 4.5 mi. Southeast of Jolly Harbour
Hawksbill Bay 4.4 N Five Islands
Curtain Bluff Beach 4.5 SE 4.3 mi. West of Falmouth Harbour
Landing Bay 4.6 N Five Islands
Galley Bay Beach 4.8 N Five Islands
Carlisle Bay East -- -- 3.9 mi. West of Falmouth Harbour

Ffryes Beach is the one that's nearest to this property. Frryes Beach has clear, calm water. There's not a lot to see snorkeling, but swimming will be relaxing and you wont have to dodge coral reefs or rock formations beneath the waves.

Another location you might enjoy is Jolly Beach which is usually full of tourists looking for a variety of beach activities. A long beach jutting out into the ocean, Jolly Beach is adjacent to Jolly Harbor and is surrounded by lots of activity. There are restaurants, accommodations, bars and a casino around this beach. You can locate this one a small trip away.

Nearby Areas

Visiting areas that are close to your hotel can add some depth to your vacation experience, whether it's visiting the area's unique bars, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Cocos is situated on the western edge of the island of Antigua; it's one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the south-southwest of Jolly Harbour.

The areas that are closest to Cocos are listed in the table below:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Valley Church 0.5 E
Crab Hill 1.2 SSE
Jolly Harbour 1.2 NNE
Johnsons Point 1.8 SSE
Bolands 1.8 NE
Five Islands 4.3 N
Old Road 4.7 SE
John Hughes 4.9 E
Buckleys 5.8 E
St. John's 5.9 NE

Nearby Attractions

Fort James

Tourists in need of a fun agenda during their trip to Antigua will find that Cocos is a great starting point for their adventures. In fact, this section of Jolly Harbour has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, including Detour Bike Trails, Greencastle Hill Park, and Fort Barrington. The closest of the three is Detour Bike Trails.

If these attractions don't interest you, you'll find a number of other choices nearby; the closest to this property are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Cocos
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Detour Bike Trails Park -- -- 1.6 mi. Southeast of Jolly Harbour
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 3.4 ENE 2.5 mi. East of Jolly Harbour
Fort Barrington Historical Site 5.5 N Five Islands
Wallings Resevoir Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.9 E --
Fort James Historical Site 5.9 NNE St. John's
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 6.0 NE Downtown St. John's
Deluxe Cinemas Movie Theater 6.1 NE Downtown St. John's
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 5.5 E 3.3 mi. Northwest of Falmouth Harbour
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 6.1 NE Downtown St. John's
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 6.2 NE St. John's
National Hero's Park Museum 6.9 NE 1.9 mi. East of St. John's
Caribbean Cinemas - Antigua Megaplex 8 Movie Theater 7.1 NE St. John's
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site -- -- Sweets
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.5 NE Cassada Gardens
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 7.6 NE 3.0 mi. East of St. John's
Monk's Hill Park Park 8.1 E 0.5 mi. North of Falmouth Harbour
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 9.0 ESE English Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 9.1 ESE English Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 9.1 ESE English Harbour
Admiral House Museum 9.2 ESE English Harbour
Dockyard Museum Museum 9.3 ESE English Harbour
Nelson's Dockyard National Park Park 9.3 ESE English Harbour
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 9.4 ESE English Harbour
Jones Valley Trail Park -- -- 0.7 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Lookout Trail Park 9.9 ESE 0.7 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Carpenters Rock Trail Hiking Trail 9.9 ESE 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 10.0 ESE 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Betty's Hope Museum -- -- 2.5 mi. West of Willikies
Orange Valley Gardens Botanical Garden -- -- Willikies

If you're on the lookout for somewhere a little different to visit, Greencastle Hill Park could be just what the doctor ordered. One of the highest hills in Antigua, Greencastle Hill has been a popular place for hikers, tourist, and locals for most of recorded history. With beautiful views of the surrounding area, it is not uncommon to find people here simply enjoying the scenery.

Nearby Accommodations

Getting information about nearby booking possibilities is generally a great means of getting a feel for the area as whole. Though you'll only find a handful of additional places to stay in this part of Antigua, its tranquil surroundings ensure that it's a nice option for those hoping to find a peaceful getaway. The table that follows shows all the booking possibilities that are found in the area.

Accommodations near Cocos
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Cocobay Resort 0.2 ENE Valley Church, Antigua
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 0.7 ENE Valley Church, Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 1.0 NE Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Tranquility Bay 1.2 NNE Jolly Harbour, Antigua
 

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