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

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Gorgeous

It's hard to get more beautiful than this spot. We were in Antigua for the day on our cruise and wanted a beach that wasn't very cruise-passenger-packed. We arrived there around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's hard to get more beautiful than this spot. We were in Antigua for the day on our cruise and wanted a beach that wasn't very cruise-passenger-packed. We arrived there around 9am and were one of the first, but it got crowded very quickly. Luckily we got some great photos before the crowds arrived. There are beach chairs and huts... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited. Clean white sand, turquoise Ocean and hardly anyone about. We parked at the roadside and hired sunbeds at $5 each for the day. There's a restaurant and bar at the top of the beach and the food was good and very reasonable. If you're on Antigua you must visit... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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59 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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