English Harbour attractions

Top Choice Beach in English Harbour

Rendezvous Bay

After a 90-miute walk through the rainforest, you'll have earned bragging rights for making it to one of Antigua's loveliest beaches. Because of its remoteness, it usually delivers footprint-free solitude. The path …
Top Choice Historic Site in English Harbour

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park

Continuously in operation since 1745, this extensively restored Georgian-era marina is Antigua's top sightseeing draw and was made a Unesco World Heritage site in 2016. Today its restored buildings house restaurants…
Historic Site in English Harbour

Shirley Heights

This restored military lookout and gun battery was named after St Thomas Shirley (1727–1800), who became the first Governor of the Leeward Islands in 1781. Get some historical background at the small interpretive ce…
Rock Formation in English Harbour

Pillars of Hercules

The entrance to English Harbour is guarded by this stunning phalanx of rock soldiers eroded by the relentless wind, rain and crashing waves. The formation is best appreciated from a boat but it's also possible to ge…
Beach in English Harbour

Pigeon Beach

This tree-shaded community beach has showers, bathrooms, a playground and a bar but only so-so snorkeling. The access road turns off just before the Nelson’s Dockyard parking lot.
Church in English Harbour

St Barnabas Anglican Church

Passing through the village of Liberta en route to English Harbour, this quaint little church on a hill is worth a quick stop. It was built as a school in the early 19th century and converted into a church after an …
Beach in English Harbour

Galleon Beach

The beach closest to the entrance of English Harbour, Galleon borders a resort and thus has plenty of facilities, calm waters and a snorkeling reef close to shore. Take the turn-off from the Shirley Heights road or …
Museum in English Harbour

Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

For a primer on Antigua history from the Amerindian era to the present, watch the 15-minute multimedia presentation at this interpretative center just past the entrance to Shirley Heights. Part of the Nelson's Docky…
Fort in English Harbour

Fort Berkeley

Though ruined, this fort, built in 1704 to protect English Harbour, still has enough walls and a cannon to evoke the challenges of the colonial era. It also offers a nice perspective of the harbor, Nelson's Dockyard…