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“Beautiful Beach”

Valley Church Beach
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Dormansland, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Absolute stunning beach. Nice and calm but be warned there is quite a steep drop off in the shallows.
Water is not clear, giving the milky blue look, this is because of the very fine sand particles but still a very fine beach and the water is very clean.
There are umbrellas and chairs to rent. Chairs are free if staying at Sugar Ridge but you will have to pay 10US for the parasol however there are plenty of trees to catch the shade.
The beach bar sells a good selection of food and drink, I would say the beach bar is quite cheap for food but you get what you a pay for.
We were the first ones on the beach at 10am and had it pretty much to ourselves until the afternoon.
A really lovely beach, a visit is a must.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Futureproof
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Fantastic beach and turquoise sea. Thoroughly recommend a visit here. Plenty of space & quite. A nice bar service fantastic local beer and, of course, rum in many flavours

Visited January 2013
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Personal Favourite”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Fell in love with this beach on my first visit in 2007. Six years later and it is still top ranking for me. Not much has changed except for the Nest bar which has opened at the north end of the beach. It wasn't crowded when we visited either time and is great for a quiet afternoon at the beach.

Visited April 2013
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Louisa, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A great beach day”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

On April 27, 2013 we docked at St John, Antigua from 7:00am-5:00pm. We had a nice beach day at Valley Church Beach. We took a taxi with 4 other people. [$32 for 1-3 or $8 pp] There is only one restaurant here, The Nest. It sells food/drinks and has restrooms. They rent chairs [$5pp] and umbrellas [$10] We rented two chairs and sat under a very shady tree.

Valley Church beach is not good for snorkeling. The water is not clear enough. It has a milky look. [I heard this was because the very fine sand is suspended in the water.] It is excelent for swimming. It has very soft sand. [There was a sharp drop-off as you entered the water. This could be difficult for children to get in and out. ]

It was a very quiet beach when we first arrived. [approx 9am] In the afternoon it got more crowded. Many of the island tours drop off visitors at this beach. Also, tours from the cruise ships visit in the afternoon.

We had arranged for our taxi to come get us at 2pm—so, we avoided the crowds and had a great beach day.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Agnes D
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The beach is very nice, the water is warm, but a little cloudy...but still very turquoise blue. The restaurant and facilities are nice, and everyone that worked at the beach was super friendly!

Visited May 2013
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