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Best Beaches in Antigua

April 24, 2019 0 Comments

Antigua has long been known as the Caribbean island with 365 beaches, which may seem overwhelming if you want to see the best ones. Although you’ll never find a “bad” beach in Antigua, some are more popular among tourists due to surrounding areas, accessibility and nearby amenities. Here’s a quick guide to just a few of the best beaches in Antigua!

Dickenson Bay

By far, this is one of the best beaches in Antigua–and the most popular. Home to a variety of beachfront hotels and restaurants, this beach tends to be a bit more crowded than others. But, the views are well worth it! Head to the south end of the beach to this little stretch of seclusion. Be on the lookout for the “famous” and quirky, red phone booth nestled among the palms.

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Let’s hang here for a while (Photo by: @mariyad777)

Rendezvous Bay Beach

You may have to pinch yourself in this dreamy place–we promise this is real! Lined along the southern coast of the island, Rendezvous Bay Beach is one of a few in the area, but a true stunner. It’s a much less crowded beach than others, so this one is perfect for quieter beach days and secluded island vibes.

best beaches in Antigua

*Pinch* This isn’t a dream! (Photo by: @breatheeasy_)

Half Moon Bay

Although this pink sand beach is often less crowded and laid-back, it’s a popular destination to visit on a beach vacay in Antigua! There are no water equipment rentals, so you’ll want to bring your own for snorkeling!

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Half Moon Bay (Photo by: @bluebayantigua)

Pigeon Point Beach

This stunning stretch of sugary-soft sand is perfect for snorkeling and swimming with the turtles, stingrays and even some tarpon, among other colorful fish. Bring lunch for a fabulous picnic or BBQ on the beach with family or group of friends. There’s even a nearby park for the kiddos!

Beach views on Pigeon Point Beach (Photo by: @thewildcardsurfer)

Galley Bay Beach

This may be a public beach, but it’s secluded enough to feel like you’re on a private, beachfront oasis! Take a stroll along the white sand beach, bring your lunch for a picnic on the sand or dive in for some fantastic snorkeling. For a gorgeous place to stay, you’ll want to check out this 40-acre haven nestled right along the sand!

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Beach views at Galley Bay Beach (Photo by: @oliviandan)

Jolly Beach

Stretching along the west coast of the island at Jolly Harbour, this mile-long beach offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, a variety of nearby beach dining, gorgeous resorts, thrilling watersports and fun for the whole family!

Balcony view from Starfish Jolly Beach Resort (Photo by: @ryan_lakhram)

Hawksbill Beach

Walking along the soft, golden sand of Hawksbill’s string of four different beaches is like a dream! Secluded, pristine and absolutely stunning. Gaze out into the crystal-clear water and just get lost in this tropical paradise–it’s hard not to! The Hawksbill beaches include Royal Palm Beach, Sea Grape Beach, Honeymoon Cove and Eden Beach (clothing optional). These are perfect for serene, low-key beach days.

Crsytal-clear water at Hawksbill (Photo by: @the_rhapsody)

Green Island

Accessible via boat tours from Nonsuch Bay, Green Island is a secluded paradise and one of our all-time favorite of the best beaches in Antigua! The beach boasts incredible snorkeling, the softest sand, panoramic views, crystal clear water, picnic tables, gorgeous palms… need we say more? It’s a dream!

best beaches of Antigua

Views on views (Photo by: @adrifttravellers)

Ready to jet off to one of these breathtaking beaches in Antigua? We sure are! Check out some of these awesome resort deals in the area to get started planning your Caribbean getaway.

April 24, 2019

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.




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