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Caribbean Beaches Guide – Jabberwock Beach, Antigua

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Beach 411 ~ Jabberwock Beach

Near Judge’s Bay

  • Beach type: Family oriented.
  • Beach geography: Treat yourself to the warm ocean breezes on this narrow beach of a single mile – but keep your eyes open for seaweed clusters and large waves. Be advised that jellyfish may line the beach during breeding season and that the landscape changes as frequently as the tides.
  • Ease of access: You’ll find the easy part is finding the beach, whereas finding a place to park is quite the opposite. Reaching the beach by foot is recommended.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs.
  • Beach amenities: Your amenities on this beach will be limited to parking and a small shop providing snacks and water.
  • Special note: A kite and wind surfer’s paradise.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Jabberwock Beach?

Jabberwock Beach, Antigua ~ courtesy of tripomatic.comCome for the fun – but not the picnics

Forget about picnicking on this beach unless you like sand in your sandwiches or gusts of wind as you sunbathe. Jabberwock beach, although not a beach for everyone, is skilled when it comes to creating exemplary waves and wind cycles for the art of wind and kite surfing. This is a beach made for people who flock to the water to be active. If you’re hunting for a well-groomed beach where swimming and other water activities are the highlights, try beaches like Dickenson Bay, Jolly Beach or one of the other 362 beaches Antigua has to offer.

Jabberwock Beach activities, attractions & events

Visit Windsurf Antigua for some water adventureJabberwock beach provides the most unsullied kite and wind surfing conditions on Antigua. Take your turn or watch from the shore but remember, this isn’t a go-to beach for swimming, sun bathing or picnicking. Some visitors have commented on the clearness of the water on calm days and say that the reef is intricate, scenic and covered in fish.

Learn the art of windsurfing with Patrick Scales, the island’s most respected windsurfing instructor, at Windsurf Antigua, or simply rent some water sports equipment for some fun of your own. If you’re craving a night of nature rather than loud music, Jabberwock beach is where you’ll want to be. If you’re a lover of french food, great winds for kite and wind surfingLe Bistro will be sure to excite your taste buds, while a tour to Prickly Pear Island with Miguel’s Holiday Adventure will be sure to impress with endless drinks and local food from reputable restaurants.

Unfortunately, there are no events specific to Jabberwock Beach. If you are travelling to Antigua near the end of July and the beginning of August, you won’t want to miss the Caribbean’s greatest summer festival. Spend time at the most culturally significant event on the island when you take part in the Antigua Carnival.

Jabberwock accommodations

Ocean Point Residence and SpaIn addition to Jabberwock Beach, when you book your vacation with Ocean Point Residence and Spa you’ll gain access to the Spa’s own private beach, a full service spa as well as the perfect snorkeling spot. Once you travel 5km away form the beach, there are villas, other hotels and motels, as well as B&B’s at your service.

Weather in Antigua

Antigua weatherWith an average temperature of 82°F, June is the hottest month in Antigua. The coldest month in Antigua, with an average temperature of 76°F, is January. You’ll want to avoid travelling to Antigua during the month of October if you don’t like the rain because it’s the wettest month with an average of 110mm of rain. Plan your vacation in September and you’ll enjoy the best temperatures for swimming in the sea when the average water temperature is 84°F.

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