Pigeon Beach


This tree-shaded community beach has showers, bathrooms, a playground and several cafes and bars, but only so-so snorkeling. The water is remarkably tranquil though, meaning it's a good beach for families. The access road turns off just before the Nelson’s Dockyard parking lot.

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1. 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…

2. Fort Berkeley

0.87 MILES

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…

3. Galleon Beach

1.16 MILES

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…

4. Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

1.18 MILES

For a primer on Antigua's history from the Amerindian era to the present, watch the 15-minute multimedia presentation at this interpretative center just…

5. Pillars of Hercules

1.19 MILES

The entrance to English Harbour is guarded by this phalanx of rock soldiers eroded by the relentless wind, rain and crashing waves. The formation is best…

6. Shirley Heights

1.49 MILES

This restored military lookout and gun battery was named after Sir Thomas Shirley (1727–1800), who became the first Governor of the Leeward Islands in…

7. Rendezvous Bay

2.18 MILES

After a 90-minute walk through the rainforest (or by a far shorter stony path from Springhill Riding Stables in Falmouth) you'll arrive at one of Antigua…

8. St Barnabas Anglican Church

2.21 MILES

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…