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Caribbean Beaches Guide – Pigeon Point Beach, Antigua

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Beach 411 ~ Pigeon Point Beach

Southwest of Falmouth

  • Beach type: Cruise ship central.
  • Beach geography: Relax on this shorter beach of approx. 300 meters in length.
  • Ease of access: Access to the beach is tricky because the road is very narrow and the beach is located on the other side of a hill.
  • Extra costs: Bring US cash with you – you’ll need $1 to get on the beach and extra for beach chairs and loungers (available for rent from Catherine’s Café).
  • Beach amenities: Shady trees, picnic tables, showers, bathrooms (two are wheelchair accessible), baby changing facilities, a playground and Catherine’s Café that is open for lunch every day except Tuesday.
  • Special note: Experience true local life and enjoy the company of local families as you explore their homeland on Pigeon Point Beach.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Pigeon Point Beach?

Pigeon Bay Beach, Antigua ~ courtesy of antigua-villa-rentals.comA hidden gem worth exploring in Antigua

If big boats and classy yachts tickle your fancy, a visit to Pigeon Point Beach will too. But it’s not all glitz and glamor here. Spend your days relaxing and snorkeling as you soak in the charming seaside locale or explore Falmouth and English Harbors.

Pigeon Point Beach activities, attractions & events

check out the views from nearby Shirley's HeightsGrab a post-swim pinna colada and grilled lobster or garlic shrimp at Bumpkins Beach Bar and Restaurant, located at the northern end of the beach. Watch the boats, sailboats, ships and yachts coming in and out of Falmouth Harbor, mingle with the locals and surprise your taste buds at one of many bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. Falmouth and English Harbor offer you a long list of bars and restaurants to choose from. We’re confident at least one will be sure to quench your thirst, vanish your cravings and fill your tummy.

Educate yourself about some of Antigua’s monumental history at Nelson’s Dockyard, take a bareback riding trip with Springhill Riding Club in English Harbor or have your breath taken away by sights at Shirley Heights.

Antigua sailing weekStanford Antigua Sailing Week (April): Get ready to be inspired by more than 200 unique yachts in both Falmouth and English Harbor. Since this is one of the world’s premier sailing regattas this 6 day challenge lures top boaters from a variety of countrie. With rum punches and barbeques, you’ll be able to enjoy sailing week in Antigua to the fullest.

Antigua Charter Yacht Show (December): Nelson's Dockyard Marina in English Harbor, the Falmouth Harbor Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina are all hosts to this mighty ship show. Travel between each of the marinas using the shuttle service to ensure that not a ship goes without being seen during your visit to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.

Pigeon Point accommodations

book a stay at the Admirals InnThere are a multitude of places to lay yourself down to sleep in Pigeon Point. The Admirals Inn, Antigua Yacht Club Marina, The Catamaran Hotel and The Inn at English Harbor are just a few good choices. Keep in mind that the accommodations in English Harbor are more expensive due to higher ratings.

Antigua Weather

Is there a bad time to visit Antigua?With 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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