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Best beaches in Antigua

Antigua is the ultimate beach getaway. Home to 365 stunning white sandy beaches that boast the most stunning Caribbean scenery, it’s no surprise that thousands of visitors from all corners of the world flock to Antigua each and every year.

If you love nothing more than kicking back on the beach, admiring stunning views and of course, soaking up an endless supply of glorious sunshine, Antigua should definitely be your first port of call.

We’ve rounded up some of the best beaches in Antigua. Trust us, you’ll want to pack your suitcase straight away.

Dickenson Bay

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Antigua, Dickenson Bay boasts miles of white sandy shoreline, crystal clear waters and a protected reef which is the ultimate spot to enjoy a spot of snorkelling.

Lined with palm trees for as far as the eye can see, this dreamy beach really is picture perfect.

Galley Bay

The epitome of a Caribbean beach as seen in a holiday brochure, Galley Bay is renowned for its long, white sandy beach, palm trees and luxurious hotels that line this truly special coastline.

If you love nothing more than watching the sun go down, then this is the beach you should head to! It’s widely recognised as one of the most special beaches on the island for catching a sunset to remember.

Darkwood Beach

Truly idyllic, Darkwood Beach is less developed than other beaches in Antigua, but this doesn’t mean it’s any less beautiful. Featuring a stunning shore that slopes down to the sea, this beach is the ultimate destination to get away from it all.

The sea is protected by rocks and a reef, and there’s also a lovely restaurant that serves up a delicious cuisine all day long.

Half Moon Bay

With nearly a mile of gorgeous pink sand to enjoy and a largely protected reef, Half Moon Bay is a secluded, unspoiled beach that really will whisk your mind away from it all.

The beach is empty a lot of the time and there are no facilities available, so you will need to remember to take everything you need for the day, including food and drink.

Pigeon Beach

Pigeon Beach is another of Antigua’s most iconic beaches and one of the main public beaches on this stretch of coastline.

This is one of the most family friendly beaches in Antigua and is great for swimming, sunbathing, playing and enjoying a fun packed family day out.

It has plenty to do and see, included protected shallow waters that are perfect for splashing about in, as well as a choice of cafes that serve up a delicious range of dishes. Don’t forget to admire the many grape trees in the area.

Jolly Beach

Jolly Beach is one of the longest and widest beaches on the island. Lined with picture perfect palm trees, the whitest sand and crystal-clear waters, this beach is idyllic in every sense.

And, as this beach faces towards the west, it’s also a perfect spot to watch the sunset.

Long Bay

Known for its calm waters, sugar white sand and picture-perfect setting, Long Bay is a great beach to enjoy with the family in tow.

One of the reasons this one of Antigua’s best beaches is due to its facilities and restaurants.  It is one of the island’s busiest beaches, but there is still more than enough space to relax and unwind.

So, what are you waiting for? Every day is a beach day in Antigua. Book your luxury break to Antigua today.