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Half Moon Bay Beach

Stroll along this crescent-shaped beach and find a place to rest under the shade of swaying palm trees. Go swimming and snorkeling in the ocean waters.

With its sugary fine sands and exquisite azure waters, Half Moon Bay Beach is one of Saint Philip Parish’s most idyllic destinations. Dig your toes into the soft sands and look out across a bay framed by forested headlands. Swim in the beautifully clear water or grab your mask and snorkel and explore the vivid reefs beneath the surface.

Stretching a little less than 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) along a broad semi-circle, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great place for a walk. Enjoy gorgeous views of the point that shelters the bay to the south. Tropical vegetation cascades down to the edge of the beach. Weave between the palm trees on the southern end of the beach and find a shady spot to take a break. Look northeast across the pretty blue waters to see Smith Island offshore from Exchange Bay.

Lay out your towel on the soft sands, which have a slightly pink hue. The sound of rustling palm leaves and gentle waves will serenade you as you bask in the sunshine. If you feel like cooling off, splash in the shallows or swim into the bay. Be careful of reefs in the deeper waters. Put on your snorkel and mask to get a better look at the reef system and its collection of colorful corals. You might see schools of tiny tropical fish darting between the coral gardens. If the sea breeze is blowing, enjoy the waves that roll into shore and go bodysurfing.

Get a meal or snack at the beachside bar on the northern section of the beach. Cool drinks and light meals are available, which you can take out to enjoy on the sand.

Half Moon Bay Beach is just over a 5-minute drive from Freetown in the heart of the peninsula on Antigua’s southeastern coast. Bring your own snorkel gear if you intend to explore the waters. Alternatively, stay in one of the hotels or villas directly fronting the beach and use the equipment available for rent.


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Hughes Point, Freetown
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Half Moon Bay Beach and Willoughby Bay are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Half Moon Bay Amazing Views, Short Walk to Beach, 2 Beds
    Half Moon Bay Amazing Views, Short Walk to Beach, 2 Beds

    Half Moon Bay Amazing Views, Short Walk to Beach, 2 Beds

    Half Moon Bay, Freetown, Saint Philip
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Half Moon Bay, this romantic villa is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Half Moon Bay Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Willoughby Bay and Nonsuch Bay. Harmony Hall Art Gallery is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

      Villa Sehil
      Villa Sehil

      Villa Sehil

      Brown's Bay, near Nonsuch Bay, Freetown, Antigua
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this villa is steps away from Harmony Hall Art Gallery and Brown's Bay Beach. Willoughby Bay is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

        Cashmere Villa
        Cashmere Villa

        Cashmere Villa

        Brown's Bay, Freetown, Antigua
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Willoughby Bay is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

          "villa Nonsuch" at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua
          "villa Nonsuch" at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

          "villa Nonsuch" at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

          Nonsuch Bay, Freetown, Saint Philip
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Half Moon Bay Beach and Willoughby Bay are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by Pool, Stunning View - Tourist Board Certified
            Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by Pool, Stunning View - Tourist Board Certified

            Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by Pool, Stunning View - Tourist Board Certified

            Apartment 811 Nonsuch Bay Resort, Freetown, Saint Philip
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Freetown apartment building is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Half Moon Bay Beach and Willoughby Bay are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Beautiful Villa With Private Pool
              Beautiful Villa With Private Pool

              Beautiful Villa With Private Pool

              Hughes Point, St Philips, Freetown, Saint Philip
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Willoughby Bay and Half Moon Bay Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                St. James's Club Antigua All Inclusive £680
                St. James's Club Antigua All Inclusive

                St. James's Club Antigua All Inclusive

                Mamora Bay, Mamora Bay, Antigua
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Mamora Bay resort is within a 5-minute walk of Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites and Willoughby Bay. Mamora Bay and Bat's Cave are also within 3 miles (5 km).