The title of this post isn’t a joke…not even remotely! There really are 365 beaches on the small island of Antiqua. That means you could spend every day for a whole year on a different beach of Antiqua. That alone is enough of a reason to visit Antiqua if you ask me! Here are some of the beaches you absolutely must put on your list!
Most of Antiqua’s gorgeous beaches lie on the Caribbean side of the small island. Meaning the waters here will be calm and crystal clear. However, it is important to note that these “beaches” are sometimes just a bit of sand. Regardless, there are also several national parks around the island, all home to beautiful wildlife and hundreds of beautiful beaches.
If you like nightlife, I recommend visiting Dickenson Bay or Runaway Beach (I’ve been told that the sunsets on this beach are simply incredible!). Fort James and Deep Bay are two spots you should hit if snorkeling is your thing, too! Half Moon Bay is often regarded as Antiqua’s single most beautiful beach, so stop by, even for just a moment, to breathe it all in. Pidgeon Point is also another great destination located near English Town. Tourists should also keep in mind that there is a nudist beach located in Hawksville, it’s best to come prepared for those kinds of things…
While all of the beaches listed above are completely magical, there’s just one problem: they’re pretty crowded! If you are looking for something a little calmer and “off the beaten track” I recommend Doig’s Beach, as it is a little tricky to get to. You’ll need a four wheel drive car to access these shores, but you’ll be so glad you did. Another beautiful beach is Darkwood Beach located in Cades Bay. However, while Darkwood is pretty deserted most of the time, it does get busy when cruise ships are in town as this is usually a ship destination.
If you are considering a trip to Antigua (and honestly, who wouldn’t) I recommend traveling anytime from May to November, as this is the “off-season” for the island. You’re likely to find great rates on hotels, flights, and activities if you do your traveling during this period. However, this period of the year is rainy in Antigua (not to mention hurricane season), and if you are trying to avoid the rain I would travel in December.