Galleon Bay Beach

Where is Galleon Bay Beach?


Galleon Beach is situated in the English Harbor vicinity just about 40 minutes from the port in St John’s City. The beach is surrounded by captivating monumental areas including Fort Berkely and Shirleys heights. Relocate Antigua will set you up with a full tour of the English Harbor area. Contact us today.


Galleon Beach, Antigua is accessible to the public. It lies within the English Harbor vicinity and is accessible by any vehicle. Parking is limited but the beach is so secluded that it is rarely ever packed. Let Relocate Antigua provide you with reliable transportation to get to and from Galleon Beach.


Galleon Beach in Antigua is a picturesque secluded beach situated at Freemans Village about 40 minutes from St Johns and is arguably one of the best beaches in the south of Antigua. Surrounded by captivating historical sites and lush green vegetation, this beach gives a true tropical tranquil experience. The calm clear waters and the sunkissed glistening white sands all make for a postcard-like ambiance- perfect for anyone seeking pure serenity. The beach is also a top snorkeling spot with several areas blooming with vibrant and playful underwater creatures. One of the main attractions is the majestic Hawksbill turtle which you are sure to stumble upon when you embark on your snorkeling adventure.

About the beach

Food and Drink

The Cheeky Marlin

Be sure to check out this rustic beach bar on Galleon Bay Beach. The Cheeky Marlin offers delicious food and beverages including their signature rum punch and overall great tropical vibes. To accommodate the ultimate relaxation atmosphere, there are loungers and umbrellas for rent ao you can lay comfortably on the pristine white sand and enjoy the tranquility of Galleon Bay, Antigua.

The Inn at English Harbor

In addition to great accommodation, the Inn at English Harbor offers Italian-Caribbean style dining made from ingredients grown at the resort’s very own organic garden. Enjoy delicious beachside Italian cuisine at the Reef restaurant or an elegant five-star dining experience at The Terrace with has a spectacular view of the lush gardens.




Galleon Beach is arguably the best shallow and deep snorkeling destination on the island. These iridescent waters are home to many beautiful sea creatures like lionfish, angelfish, and cuttlefish. You will be delighted to see the spectacular hawksbill sea-turtles which are large in numbers here-swimming by or popping their heads above the momentarily waters for some air.   At Galleon Beach, Antigua, snorkeling is highly recommended with satisfaction guaranteed. You can rent your gear from Bernies Snorkeling located right on the beach. For added adventure, try out a scooter snorkeling tour and go deep to see all of the incredible sea life.


Enjoy several kinds of watersports such as kayaking and paddleboarding. The calm inviting waters are irresistible and will make it easy to do these exciting activities.

Relocate Antigua will assist you in finding the best watersport rental equipment to make your experience at Galleon Bay fulfilled and memorable. Call us today.


If you love hiking and exploring, you’re in for an adventure of a lifetime! Galleon Bay Beach leads to several captivating destinations-Shirley’s Heights lookout, Carpenter Rock, Mermaid Gardens, and The Pillars of Hercules.

Grab your hiking shoes and Venture toward the nearby track and you will find yourself at the attraction called the Pillars of Hercules where you will be pleased to discover otherworldly rock formations, schools of beautiful fishes, and other intriguing marine life. There is also another trail here leading to the Mermaid Gardens– a crystalline pool on a rock formation where there are friendly colorful fishes and numerous sea urchins.

In the middle of Galleon Beach, there a hiking trail that leads to The Lookout- an area of Shirley’s Heights offering remarkable views and great photo-worthy areas.


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Tucked away in the hills of English Harbor is this luxurious hotel overlooking the majestic Caribbean Sea. The Inn offers a beautiful secluded beach and very convenient amenities. The unique colonial-style infrastructure is quite the attraction with its immaculate design, attention to detail, and remarkable Italian style décor.

The Inn offers a full-service spa and fitness center, a tennis court, a swimming pool, bars and restaurants, concierge services, and even a water shuttle to take you out on the gorgeous blue seas. Choose from junior suites, deluxe suites, and beach cabanas all featuring air conditioning, and free WiFi.

Scenic Spots

The general serene ambiance of Galleon Beach makes it perfect for photography. There are several yachts and boats anchored in the water, as well as the lush nearby hills which are the perfect tropical backdrop. You can take photos on the nearby trails which lead to the amazing Pillars of Hercules. You could also get underwater and take photos of the spectacular marine life.


What To Bring

Galleon Beach, Antigua is a calm and tranquil area to relax and unwind. It is usually empty making it a bit more private than other beaches in Antigua. It is generally a nice beach to spend a few hours of swimming, snorkeling, and exploring.

Check out our photos of Galleon Bay Beach

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