Beaches in Antigua are stunning and there are 365 of them, one for every day of the year.  They are all public, therefore you can access all of them. Many of the beaches also have restaurants or bars nearby.

Here are some of my favourite beaches in Antigua that I have visited on my solo holidays so far…

Crab Hill Beach

Turners Beach

A stunning stretch of white, powdery sand with a restaurant nearby.  The water is very calm and crystal clear.  The far reaching views are stunning!

Jolly Beach

Jolly Beach, Antigua, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Starfish Jolly Beach, all inclusive hotel, all inclusive Resor
Jolly Beach

The highly recommended Starfish Jolly Beach Resort is located on this stunning beach.   Jolly Beach is a long stretch of white sand and turquoise water, with shops, bars and eateries dotted along it.

Long Bay

Long Bay
Long Bay, Beach at Pineapple Beach Club Resort

Pineapple Beach Club Resort is situated on this beautiful beach.  It is located on the Atlantic side of the island but protected by reef, keeping the ocean more calm.  Snorkelling is popular towards one end of the beach.

Galleon Beach

Galleon Beach, English Harbour, south Coast, Antigua
Galleon Beach

A more rugged beach with walking trails to the rear of it.  I snorkelled here during my stay at the stunning boutique hotel, Admiral’s Inn.   It was quite a remote beach at the time I went in July but, I imagine it gets quite busy during peak season.  I accessed it by water shuttle from my hotel. Snorkelling is fantastic here and it is quite common to see turtles and rays quite close to the shoreline.

Dickenson Bay

Dickenson Bay

The stunning beach where Starfish Halcyon Cove is located.  It is a long stretch of white sand with an area towards the end of the beach apparently good for snorkelling.  A Vendor’s mall is positioned alongside the beach, ideal for souvenir shopping.  It is also home to Warri Pier, a wonderful restaurant on a jetty overlooking the water.  Perfect for an evening dining venue to watch the sunset.

Mamora Bay

Mamora Bay, St James' Club
Watersports at Mamora Bay

A horse shoe shaped beach outlined with palm trees, within the highly recommended St James’ Club resort. The stillness of the water makes it ideal for watersports.

Ffryes Beach

Ffryes, West Coast
Ffryes Beach

Ffryes beach is a beautiful white sand beach on the West coast of Antigua with a nearby restaurant. It is quite close to the Jolly Beach Resort.

Seagrape Beach

Seagrape at Hawksbill by rex Resorts
Seagrape Beach

Seagrape Beach is one of the 4 beaches to choose from when staying at the adults only resort, Hawksbill by Rex. The sand here is golden and the water calm, making it a wonderful place to swim. The beach is peaceful and quiet.

Suggested Further Reading:

Things to do in Antigua

Hotels in Antigua

Bed and Breakfast

Restaurants in Antigua

FAQ about Antigua

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