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Address: Antigua
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Description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.

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Beautiful Beach

Not too touristy so ideal to avoid the cruise trip excursions. Beautiful beach and sea. Beach bars for food and drink at both ends with facilities. A must if you are in Antigua.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Not too touristy so ideal to avoid the cruise trip excursions. Beautiful beach and sea. Beach bars for food and drink at both ends with facilities. A must if you are in Antigua.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Quickly upon arriving to Darkwood beach it was evident why it's rated one of the top beaches in the world. With a pristine surf and turquoise blue water and a gentle breaks it's the perfect beach for a family or romantic getaway. Be sure to check out the local Black Pineapple or the ice cold coconut water from one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful Beach, can see Montserrat (sp?) and others on a clear day. Gets a little crazy at the beach bar when they start shuttling cruise ship passengers in there.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very nice beach at 45 minutes from the cruise pier. White sandy beach, not too crowded and facilities on site. We were there end of January. The water is nice but not too much snorkling to do. On the afternoon we were there, it was a little windy. You can rent some chair for a raisonnable fee. taxi ride was... More 

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Toronto, On
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154 reviews 154 reviews
59 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We recently spent the day here whilst on a cruise. It wasn't too far from the port and when we arrived we were the only people there. It is a really lovely beach and even when more people arrived later in the morning it wasn't crowded. Calm water, with easy access; perfect for just bobbing around in. Get there early... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We called this our local beach, beautiful white sand. Loungers priced at $5 each. Variety of food on site, changing rooms available. Friendly staff.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great beach in Antigua - just off the road, very accessible parking and Beach bar is perfect place to relax!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Deserted beach but it was the most beautiful one I've ever seen. Clear waters, white sand with no rocks. Calm waters. Beach bar and restaurant to the far end of the beach. On the West side of the island- It is total paradise.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I were staying at an all inclusive resort for our vacation but in search of a beach that wasn't extremely tourist ridden I found this beauty via trip advisor. Antigua boasts having 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. I don't know how true that is but given the size of the island I imagine... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was our second favorite beach on the island. Half moon bay being the first. There were great waves at this beach. It is the only beach I have ever been on where the waves also crash going back out to sea. I was shocked when it first happened as I had my back to the shore. There is a... More 

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