Fort James

Where is Fort James?


This beautiful sandy beach is located on the North-west of Antigua and is just a mere 15-minute drive from the cruise port in St Johns. This is one of the closest beaches to the city, meaning you can easily escape for a bit of tropical therapy and return to the bustling city to explore or do business.  

Don’t hesitate to contact us for car and chauffeur services- When you book with Relocate Antigua, your cab driver will pick you up from the cruise port or airport and deliver you to this magnificent beach. He/She will even go the extra mile to select the perfect spot on the beach for you and return to pick you up after you have fully enjoyed yourself. Our Fort James map will give you a better idea of how to get there.


Fort James is easily accessible to the public and has substantial parking. The beach is popular so it is usually packed-however it is quite a long stretch so you will have enough space to relax and spend the day.


Fort James Beach, St Johns, Antigua is a lively white-sand touch of paradise that offers excitement, laudable dining, and adventure all in one place.  The beach is very near to Fort James- a major historical site with a breathtaking view of the city of St Johns and the vast blue Caribbean Sea. And you will have Caribbean cuisine cravings satisfied with the famous Beach Limerz which offers dining and activities for patrons of all ages. Enjoy a range of activities from watersports to horseback riding to hiking, 

Fort James Beach, also referred to as Fort Bay Beach is quite near to St John’s, making it an ideal destination for tourists from cruise ships and anyone who is looking for a nearby beach to hang out and enjoy the warm Antiguan sun.

About the beach

Food and Drink

Fort James Beach is home to some reputable restaurants 

where you will find great food and drink and friendly service.


Just footsteps from the sea, you will find Beachlimerz restaurant and bar where you can enjoy culture, cuisine, and creative cocktails all in one place. Beach Limerz offers delectable local cuisine featuring Antiguan dishes like fungi, as well seafood dishes including fresh lobster. There is even a kids’ menu which includes burgers, French fries, and a selection of desserts from cakes to ice cream. Choose from a variety of drinks including cocktails and exotic rum punches. There are also local juices and non-alcoholic beverages available. BeachLimerz caters to special private occasions including romantic beach weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, and anniversary parties. There are also many different events that you can enjoy like live entertainment, Karaoke Thursdays, and a birthday club where you can celebrate your birthday on the beach in style. Umbrellas, chairs, and watersports equipment are also available for rent, making your stay on Fort James Beach

Thirty-Six Five Beach Bar

This little rustic cabin on the beach offers the ultimate simple Caribbean dining experience.  Treat yourself to delicious Caribbean style cuisine in a chilled atmosphere. The menu includes seafood dishes such as grilled lobster and fish, as well as fresh vegetable salads and a variety of refreshing beverages



From historical sites to horseback riding or just relaxing on the golden sands of Fort James, there are activities to suit every personality.


Choose from various watersport activities offered by  BeachLimerz  restaurant located right on the beach. You can enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, or snorkeling. The water is very clear and calm here making it great for watersports. You can rent the necessary equipment here or partake in the activities as part of a day pass package. 

Let Relocate Antigua organize this for you so that you can just arrive and dive right into the fun.


Nothing says Caribbean getaway like horseback riding on a beautiful beach. You can rent horses from vendors here and tour the beach on them. You can also explore the nearby ruins of Fort James on your horse- the view is simply magical at sunset.


Embark on an exceptional journey around Fort James Beach on a Segway. Rent this unique personalized vehicle from The Rendevous Company( Antigua) and discover the fascinating surroundings including Fort James’ historical site where you can explore the ruins or just take in the wonderous views.


Just a short walk from Fort James beach, you will find the intriguing historical ruins of Fort James- the site of a fort which was built by the British to guard the port of St Johns. There are remains of old buildings and remains of canons overlooking the everlasting blue ocean. This area is best known for its stunning romantic sunset views. 

Whatever activity you choose, Relocate Antigua will be honored to assist you in booking and reserving your tours and equipment.

Contact us for further details and ideas on how you can spend your time at Fort James Beach, Antigua.


There are not any major hotels near to Fort James Beach, however, you can find satisfying accommodation in one of many small hotels and apartment suites close-by. Here are some options:


This lovely cozy little hotel is located on Anchorage road just about five minutes from Fort James Beach. It is a colorful inn with approximately 40 rooms sporting vibrant décor. Each hotel room is named after a Caribbean island adding to the tropical ambiance. The surroundings are decorated with brilliant fragrant flowers; altogether a great setting to embrace peace and nature.

Superior rooms offer either a gorgeous garden or pool view and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, and several amenities for your convenience such as a microwave oven, telephones, and refrigerator.

Studio units feature private balconies with amazing pool or ocean views, air conditioning units, and ceiling fans to keep you cool through day and night and cable TV as well as WIFI for entertainment.

Standard rooms feature all the amenities above and offer either a pool or garden view.

For added convenience, there is also a conference room here equipped with WIFI which is suitable for hosting business meetings and can accommodate up to 35 people. Furthermore, Anchorage Inn hosts events and parties and is a great setting for any celebration that you are planning. 

If you would like to reserve a room here, contact us and we will take care of everything.


Relax, eat, and tour at the Villas at Sunset Lane. Here, you will be treated to luxurious accommodation in a tropical setting. This charming Caribbean getaway is located just about 10 minutes from Fort James Beach and is surrounded by lush green hillsides with a clear breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and the sounds of happy birds chirping in the air. Choose from deluxe suites, premium suites, or poolside suites all offering amenities like WIFI, Cable TV, and air conditioning. You will be truly relaxed in this peaceful atmosphere. In regards to dining, the menu offers delectable cuisine made with fresh local produce and features vegan options. You can even accompany the chef to a nearby local family and learn to cook different dishes.

Picture-worthy spots

The entire beach is snap-worthy. You can also pose by the canons or take photos of the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea from Fort James. You can also snap photos of the old buildings and the big trees on the property.


What To Bring

In retrospect, Fort James Beach, Antigua is one of the most popular beaches in Antigua Offering a wide range of unique activities to enable you to enjoy the beach better. Relocate Antigua will equip you with all the information that you need to get to Fort James and enjoy your day, as well as connect you to the best accommodations in the area. 

Get in touch with us today for more assistance.

Check out our photos of Fort James

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