Falmouth Harbour is a horseshoe-shaped bay in the far south of Antigua island, and is the beating heart of the island’s yachting tradition.
This natural harbour is more than just pristine sand beaches, breathtaking views and tropical delights - although these do form a huge part of its appeal. Home to Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina - considered the epicentre of the island’s yachting activities - Falmouth Harbour naturally boasts a spectacular choice of 5 star resorts and great places to eat and drink.
Something For Everyone
Whether you’re looking for a relaxed captains and crew hangout, or a six star resort, Falmouth Harbour has it all. Known for its laid-back atmosphere in contrast to the busy capital St John’s, Falmouth Harbour is just around the headland from historic English Harbour and in easy walking distance of Nelson’s Dockyard.
Aside from St John’s, Falmouth Harbour is known to boast the biggest collection of eateries and bars on the island in a much more relaxed setting than the island’s capital. Whether you are looking for fine dining options or to enjoy the laid-back island ambiance, you will simply be spoilt for choice in Falmouth Harbour.
The famous Pigeon Point Beach is ideally located in close proximity to Falmouth Harbour - here, locals and visitors alike congregate to enjoy the white sands, warm ambiance and great snorkeling.
Falmouth Harbour is also a short walk from Galleon Beach and the nearby Rendezvous-Bay Beach. For a more rugged natural setting, be sure to pay a trip to the Pillars of Hercules - a small beach set against the backdrop of jaw-dropping natural cliffs, in between Falmouth and English Harbour in Freeman’s Bay. This is also a great spot for snorkelling due to the incredible natural formations.
Falmouth Harbour Marina is an epicentre for yachting on the island, offering deep-draft berthing and accommodation for large yachts up 100m in length. Nearby Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort is the home of Caribbean sailing, hosting international events and offering excellent crew facilities, gym and a luxury resort. Both marinas are set amidst a selection of boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Although less renowned than Nelson’s Dockyard in the adjacent English Harbour, Falmouth Harbour is home to a selection of intriguing historical attractions detailing Antigua’s unique history and character. Pencil in an afternoon of hiking and be sure to take a trip to Great Fort George and Fort Berkeley for some incredible natural scenery, walking in the footsteps of Nelson himself.