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.

Located near the center of Jolly Harbour, Jolly Beach is on the West coast of Antigua. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Active travelers who enjoy attractions that are right in the middle of it all might just fall in love with 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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be available for visitors seeking a break from the hot sun.

Jolly Beach as well as its offering of amenities and services will be located inside a commonly visited area. Unless you do not mind crowds, it'll be an appropriate idea to plan ahead and beat the crowds, such as coming for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If you wait around, you possibly risk all of the services being unavailable.

What's Nearby


Jolly Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Jolly Harbour, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Jolly Beach, Jolly Harbour is a quick trip away, roughly 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. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

While vacationers will not find that many accommodations in the region, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Peter's BBQ Steak House. Peter's BBQ Steak House is renowned for serving their famous barbecue and steak.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Antigua besides Jolly Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Jolly Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Cove Bay Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a mile to the northwest. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Turner's Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Valley Church Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Antigua; then again, Jolly Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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