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Antigua Beaches

They say there's a beach for every day of the year in Antigua. Here are some of our favorites:

•Dickenson Bay and Runaway Bay. Located on the island's northwest side, these resort beaches are developed and offer plenty of fun.

•Hawksbill Resort. Located on the northwest side, look for four beaches; be forewarned, parents...the last beach is clothing-optional. Sunworshippers will be clothed as they journey across the other beaches on the way to the clothing-optional beach, however.

•Fort James. Located on the northwest side, this beach is very popular with locals.

•Galley Bay. Located on the Northwest Bay, this beach attracts surfers during the winter months when wave action is at a peak.

•Rendezvous Bay. Located on the southern coast, this is a quiet beach for those seeking solitude.

•Pigeon Point. Located near English Harbour Town, this beach is convenient and a good place to cool off after a day of fun.

•Half Moon Bay. Located on the southeast corner of the island, this beach is a national park.

•Long Bay. Located on the east side of the island, this beach boasts calm waters protected by a reef and is a good choice for snorkelers and families.

If it’s beach seclusion your family is after, then consider a day to Antigua’s sister island, Barbuda. Day trips to this uncommercialized island, which is also popular with bird watchers because of its population of frigate birds, are available from several operators. Barbuda lies about 30 miles north of Antigua.

You can also hop a boat to some of the quiet cays like Prickly Pear Cay, named for the cacti on the tiny islet.

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