Jolly Beach

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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. This beach could keep you occupied for your entire island stay.

Positioned near the center of Jolly Harbour, Jolly Beach is on the West coast of Antigua. You might want even if you are not staying very close. Many of Antigua's beaches are soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Jolly Beach.

How to Access The Beach
You will have no trouble finding this beach on the western side of the island, right off of valley road. It's past Jolly Harbor and the Jolly Beach Resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

A mile long and curved out towards the ocean, Jolly Beach has velvet white sand and calm waters. There are dozens of nearby attractions.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun.

You should remember that the region in which Jolly Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Jolly Beach on the West coast of Antigua. It's located near Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is among the attractions close-by.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Jolly Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 0.1 mi. E Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 0.3 mi. ENE Antigua

Cities and Towns

Jolly Beach is very close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Jolly Harbour, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Jolly Beach, Jolly Harbour isn't far off, about less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Jolly Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tranquility Bay 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 0.3 mi. S Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Cocobay Resort 1.1 mi. SSW Resort
Cocos 1.2 mi. SSW Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Jolly Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Peter's BBQ Steak House. Many guests go on about Peter's BBQ Steak House's barbecue and steak.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Jolly Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Peter's BBQ Steak House (268) 462-6026 Steak house -- -- --
Saffron Restaurant (268) 562-4781 Asian, Eclectic, Indian Fine Dining -- --
Castaways (268) 562-4446 Asian, Creole, International -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Bocciolo Italian Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Italian -- 0.3 mi. S
Hemispheres International Restaurant (268) 462-0061 International -- 0.3 mi. S
Lydia's Caribbean Seafood Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Caribbean -- 0.3 mi. S
Ustav Indian Cuisine (268) 462-0061 Indian -- 0.3 mi. S
Melini's Ristorante (268) 562-4173 Italian -- 0.3 mi. SE
The Crow's Nest (268) 562-2637 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Al Porto (268) 562-7848 Italian -- 0.4 mi. NE
Sugar Club Restaurant (268) 484-3702 International Informal 0.7 mi. SE
Carmichael's (268) 562-7700 ext. 329 Caribbean -- 0.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

Jolly Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Antigua.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Jolly Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Cove Bay Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a mile to the northwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, Turner's Beach could be a good option for you. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Valley Church Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the south.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Antigua, so visiting Jolly Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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