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Darkwood Beach

Dive into the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, find a seat at the beachside bar or stretch out on the sand and admire the view at this west coast beach.

Let your worries melt away when you see the exquisite views from Darkwood Beach in Half Hyde Bay. Watch the waves rolling in from the Caribbean Sea and lapping at the beach’s powdery white sands. Framed by a forested headland, this beach is a sheltered spot to enjoy the sand and the sun. Relax on the sand and listen to the sounds of the waves or go for a swim in the alluring waters.

Stroll along the gently curving stretch of sand. Lush tropical foliage overhangs some sections of sand. A grassy foreshore separates the beach from the main road. Spread out your towel or take advantage of the sun loungers and beach umbrellas available for rent at the beachside bar. For an indulgent beachside experience, order a freshly cut coconut delivered to your chair and drink its sweet water. 

Gaze out across the water and revel in the sun’s warmth. If you feel like cooling off, go for a swim and experience the beautiful clarity of the water. When the waves are breaking gently on the shore, grab your mask and snorkel and see the underwater world below the headlands or cruise along the coastline with a stand-up paddleboard.

Be sure to stay around Darkwood Beach at least one evening of your vacation as the sun begins to set. Facing directly west, the beach is one of the island’s best spots for watching the sun sink into the sea. Take a seat at the beachside bar and enjoy a beer or cocktail as the sun’s rays cast deep orange hues across the sky. Meals are available to order from the restaurant.

Darkwood Beach is located on Antigua’s southwestern coast. It is about a 5-minute drive south of Jolly Harbour. Find plenty of parking along the foreshore or take a taxi to the beach. Restrooms are available for bar customers. The bar rents out watersports equipment and snorkel gear. Enjoy this crowd-free beach any time of day.


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Valley Church, Valley Church, Antigua
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Valley Church resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fryes Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

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    Valley Church Beach, Valley Church, Antigua
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Valley Church resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fryes Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

      Beleza Pura Apartments at Darkwood
      Beleza Pura Apartments at Darkwood

      Beleza Pura Apartments at Darkwood

      Darkwood, Valley Church, Antigua
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Valley Church apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Darkwood Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

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        Tamarind Hills

        Tamarind Hills

        Ffryes Beach, Valley Church, Antigua
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Valley Church villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Darkwood Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) away.

          Victory villas Antigua £300
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          Ffryes Beach, Valley Church, Saint Mary
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the sea, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Fryes Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

            1959 London Double Decker £134
            1959 London Double Decker

            1959 London Double Decker

               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Johnson's Point, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Turner's Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Jolly Beach and Valley Church Beach. Darkwood Beach and Fryes Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Three Bedroom House With Direct Beach Access
              Three Bedroom House With Direct Beach Access

              Three Bedroom House With Direct Beach Access

                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Valley Church, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Fryes Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

                Beachfront 3 Bedroom Townhouse at Ffryes Beach
                Beachfront 3 Bedroom Townhouse at Ffryes Beach

                Beachfront 3 Bedroom Townhouse at Ffryes Beach

                Valley Church, Saint Mary
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the beach, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Fryes Beach and Valley Church Beach. Jolly Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.