Fun in the Antigua Sand and Sun

The following list provides a brief description of several of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to visit as many as you can on your next vacation in Antigua.

Carlisle Bay Beach
Located by the village of Old Road on Antigua’s south coast, Carlisle Beach’s expansive beach offers clear waters, fine sand and excellent snorkeling where you can find a wide variety of tropical fish.

Crab Hill Beach
Located at the village of Crab Hill on the south west coast, Crab Hill Beach is cooled by gentle trade-winds, and offers a great venue for tanning in the tropical sun. On exceptionally clear days, the Island of Montserrat can be seen on the horizon.

Darkwood Beach
Located on the south west coast, about 5 minutes drive south of Jolly Harbour. Crystal blue waters, great snorkeling and gentle cooling breezes makes Darkwood Beach a popular choice.

Fort Bay Beach
Located at Fort Bay on the northwest coast, this is popular with locals and visitors alike, a beach where you can often find a volleyball game, or a game of beach cricket to participate in. Fort Beach is also popular spot for cruise ship visitors, as it’s only a 5-10 minutes drive from the cruise ship dock in St.John’s.

Fryes Beach
Located at Fryes Point on the west coast, Fryes Beach features powder white sand and  great views of Montserrat on exceptionally clear days. Like most of the beautiful beaches of Antigua, it’s ideal for snorkeling

Galley Bay Beach
Located near Five Islands Village on the northwest coast, Galley Bay Beach boasts white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters. If you are fortunate during your visit you may even witness the hatching of sea turtles who sometimes use the beach as a nesting place.

Green Island
Located just off the east coast of Antigua, this uninhabited island just off the east coast of Antigua and offers a wide variety of pristine white sand secluded beaches to discover. It is a popular stop for many Antigua sea charters and excursions and offers many opportunities for some excellent snorkeling.

Half Moon Bay Beach
Located about a 5 minute drive from Freetown village on the south east coast of Antigua, Half Moon Beach has fine pink sand, wonderful cooling breezes and an active surf.

Jabberwock beach
Located on the north-eastern coast, Jabberwock beach features a mile long white sand beach. A favorite with locals and visitors alike, the warm waters are a fun place for playing in the surf.

Jolly Beach
Located on the West coast at Jolly Harbour, offers a mile long powder white sand beach on the warm waters of the Caribbean sea. With plenty of restaurants, water sports, and shopping amenities nearby, it’s a great place to spend a day, or your entire holiday on Antigua.

Long Bay Beach
Located about 5 minutes from the village of Willikies at Long Bay on the east coast, Long Bay Beach’s fine white sand and crystal blue waters make it a great place for snorkelling or just relaxing in the sun.

Pigeon’s Point Beach
Located about a 5 minute drive from English Harbour on the south east coast of Antigua, Pigeon’s Point beach is a favorite spot for the local community as well as visitors, Pigeon’s Point beach also is a fun place for snorkeling.

Runaway Beach
Located on the northwest coast, Runaway beach, a seeming endless white sand expanse, is home to many popular resorts, restaurants and bars, Runaway beach is a fun place to discover on your Antigua holiday. If you get to hot in your wandering, hop in and cool off in the clear waters of one of Antigua’s most popular destinations.

Turners Beach
Located near Johnson’s Point on the south west coast, Turner’s Beach is cooled by gentle trade-winds, Turner’s beach offers a great venue for tanning in the tropical sun. On exceptionally clear days, the Island of Montserrat can be seen on the horizon.

Valley Church Beach
Located on the west coast just south of Jolly Harbour offering powder white sands in the calm waters of Lignum Vitae Bay. Relax in the warm waters as local fishing boats glide by. You’ll marvel at the beauty of this spot.

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