Valley Church Beach

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Valley Church Beach is a beautiful, often overlooked beach on Antigua's eastern shore. The waters are clean and calm. It's a good swimming beach, but there's not much to see snorkeling.

Set in Valley Church, this beach is on the West coast of Antigua. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches in Antigua than Valley Church Beach, it offers just enough privacy to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Between Coco Beach and Jolly Harbour, Valley Church Beach can be seen from Valley Road and is accessible to the public.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dotted with palm trees, this long white sand beach is eight miles from St. Johns. It's a quiet beach nestled between more popular shoreline spots.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Valley Church Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Antigua has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Some vacationers have lunch right on their towels in the sand. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Valley Church Beach is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Antigua. It is close to Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of the attractions in the region.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Valley Church Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NNE Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 1.1 mi. NNE Antigua

Cities and Towns

Valley Church Beach is in the Jolly Harbour area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Nearby, you'll find the city of Jolly Harbour, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Jolly Harbour is not far away, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

While beach-goers will find relatively few accommodations in the area, those accommodations closest to Valley Church Beach are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Valley Church Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cocobay Resort 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Cocos 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 0.6 mi. NNE Resort
Tranquility Bay 0.8 mi. N Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Rafters. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Valley Church Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rafters (508) 506-1006 Caribbean -- 0.3 mi. SW
Sheer Rocks (268) 562-4510 Caribbean, Mediterranean -- 0.3 mi. SW
Carmichael's (268) 562-7700 ext. 329 Caribbean -- 0.3 mi. E
Bocciolo Italian Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Italian -- 0.6 mi. NNE
Hemispheres International Restaurant (268) 462-0061 International -- 0.6 mi. NNE
Lydia's Caribbean Seafood Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. NNE
Ustav Indian Cuisine (268) 462-0061 Indian -- 0.6 mi. NNE
Dennis Cocktail Beach Bar & Restaurant (268) 728-5086 -- -- 0.6 mi. SW
Sugar Club Restaurant (268) 484-3702 International Informal 0.6 mi. ENE
Melini's Ristorante (268) 562-4173 Italian -- 0.7 mi. NE
The Crow's Nest (268) 562-2637 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
Peter's BBQ Steak House (268) 462-6026 Steak house -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Valley Church Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Antigua.

Another location you may want to try is Coco Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in Antigua, and Valley Church Beach is just one of the many options.


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