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Anchorages and Beaches

Antigua & Barbuda are credited with 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. We have not quite reached them all yet but we've made a head start. Many of these beaches and coves make ideal and often quiet anchorages. Studying a detailed chart is advised before entering some of these anchorages. Names on sea charts are sometimes different from Google maps.


Barbuda anchorages and beaches can be found HERE.

Feel free to let us know of a beach location you have found on your travels if you don't see it here.

Information here is written outside of current COVID-19 restrictions so please double check access and protocols in place at the time of your visit.

Deep Bay

Just west of St John's Harbour, Deep Bay offers one of the most secure anchorages on the west coast.

Five Islands Bay

Named after five rocky islets off the southern part of the bay, this is a lovely secluded anchorage on the Caribbean Sea side of the Island.

Galleon Beach

Galleon Beach can be found on the southernmost tip of Antigua in English Harbour, the hub of yachting.

Green Island and Nonsuch Bay

Green Island is a favourite spot to "get away from it all."

Hawksbill Bay

Named after the prominent rock just off the shore that resembles a Hawksbill turtle.

Long Island

Long Island is a privately owned 300 acre island just northwest of North Sound. It is home to the exclusive Jumby Bay Resort.

Morris Bay and Curtain Bluff

Adjacent to the Curtain Bluff Resort, Morris Bay beach is flanked by palm trees and a natural pond in the Old Road area on the western side of Antigua.

Parham Harbour and North Sound

Originally the main port for Antigua in the late 1600's when Englishman Clement Tudway operated Parham Plantation, a sugar plantation there.

Picarts Bay (Darkwood Beach)

The bay follows the name of the plantation estate situated in St Mary's. Abraham Picart was the known resident slave-owner up to about 1817.

Pigeon Beach, Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour is Antigua's largest yachting harbour and adjacent to English Harbour.

Rendezvous Bay

One of Antigua's more remote and very often deserted beaches, Rendezvous is reached by hiking or boat.

Shell Beach Marina

Compact and bijou: The smallest of marinas in Antigua, Shell Beach Marina is located on the northeast corner close to Maiden Island in Winthorpes Bay.

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