Pigeon Beach, Falmouth Harbour
A favourite with locals and yacht crews alike it is a short walk from Antigua Yacht Club Marina.
The beach is sandy with a gradual entry in to the water. There is plenty of natural shade from the numerous trees and the reef just to the south of the beach provides good snorkelling.
The holding off Pigeon Beach is only really suitable for shallow draft yachts. Holding in most of Falmouth Harbour is good but keep clear of the channels, of which there are several, all of them buoyed.
The north west side of the harbour, near the shore, is shallow and not suitable for yachts of any size, but it is good south of Blake's Island and in Turtle Bay. The bay shoals close inshore and the beach is not ideal for swimming but the location is peaceful.
Falmouth Harbour is Antigua's largest yachting harbour and adjacent to English Harbour.
There are three marinas, two boatyards and one of the most popular beaches in Antigua, Pigeon Beach.
You can get drinks and lunch at Bumpkins at the top end of the beach. They sometimes open for dinner in the high season.
At the other end of the beach is Catherine's Salt Plage, a little more bistro gastronomique.
Head off up the road and keep left and you will find yourself at the AYC Marina complex, full of restaurants, bars, boutique stores and supermarkets.