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5 of the Best Beaches in Antigua - Top 5 Beaches in Antigua

Ranked among the finest beach capitals in the Caribbean, Antigua is home to a number of truly spectacular beaches. From its best-known seaside locations to the country's best-kept secrets, here are 5 must-experience beaches in Antigua.


Deep Bay

When holidaymakers cash in on the best airline loyalty program offers and fly into Antigua on interCaribbean Airways, it is usually to spend quality time in Deep Bay. Regarded as the main reason why most travellers head to the country in the first place, Deep Bay is one of the easiest beach capitals to reach while also being visually breathtaking. A mere 10-minute away from St. John's, Deep Bay is a secluded piece of heaven for the masses. Despite its popularity, few beachgoers occupy the sun-kissed confines of this seaside hamlet at any given time. Visitors can grab a bit from Jimmie's Beach Bar and also enjoy a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving thanks to the many ships that sank close to the shore a century ago.


Half Moon Bay

With a reputation as the most stunning beaches in Antigua, Half Moon Bay is a must-visit hotspot for all beach lovers. Located inside a national park, the beach is renowned for its pink-hued sands and crystal clear turquoise coloured waters. Stretching across a mile, Half Moon Bay occupies the south-eastern shores of Antigua and is just 5 minutes away from Freetown village. Windsurfing is another activity tourists can sign up for at Half Moon Bay where a large house reef keeps the water calm and safe enough for swimming activities.



Earning its unique name due to the strange red rocks that are visible just off the coast, Hawksbill refers to not one but four beaches which are all accessible to the public. Divided into the Sea Grape Beach, Eden Beach, Honeymoon Cove and the Royal Palm Beach this one-stop beach paradise is one of the more quiet beach havens in Antigua. A plethora of water sports activities is also available here while a nearby hotel makes wining and dining after splashing around these four beaches a convenient experience.


Carlisle Bay

Often considered the most peaceful beach in all of Antigua, breathtaking Carlisle Bay is found on the southern coastlines of the island. Known for its white, powdery sands and crystal, clear waters, the bay is where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean converge. Encircled by tall palm trees, this beach is ideal for swimming and snorkelling activities due to the many colourful fish species occupying its fringes and house reef.


Dickenson Bay

Located to the North of St.John, Dickenson Bay is Antigua's favourite beach for families and especially those with small children. The wide beach full of soft sand is known for its tranquil waters and atmosphere while the number of hotels, cafes, beach bars and restaurants on the shore also make it one of the best beaches for a family getaway. Banana boating and jet skiing facilities are also available on-site so groups of travellers can splash around the water till the late evening hours.

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