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Darkwood Beach

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Address: Antigua

An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.

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Silky sand and crystal clear water

There is a slight ledge of grainy sand as you enter the fabulous, clear water at Darkwood Beach and then your feet are treated to an amazing silky smooth sand that I have never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John D
Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
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Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a slight ledge of grainy sand as you enter the fabulous, clear water at Darkwood Beach and then your feet are treated to an amazing silky smooth sand that I have never experienced anywhere else. I'm 6 feet tall and even when I was chest deep I could easily see my toes in the incredibly clear water. The... More 

Thank John D
Kingston, Canada
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78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Antiguan beach on the Caribbean Sea side. Big turquoise swells with strong wave action. Minimal shade unless you hang out at the beach restaurant. Parking along side the beach just off the main road is easy. We were visiting as high season was ending so the beach was never full. You can see Guadeloupe and Montserrat in the... More 

Thank Glennis N
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Darkwood is located right next to the main road which makes it not the most suitable place if you are looking for seclusion, However, it's still a plus being that it's accessibly via public Bus system. there is a nice Beach bar on site of you would love to have a drink, but for the most part, this is a... More 

Thank DamonSkylork
spring lake park
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were met there by a man called too tall he set up chairs and umbrellas, brought us food and drinks all day with a big smile the restrooms could use a little work, but other than that we had a wonderful day

Thank mark d
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here from a cruise ship, took around 25 mins and a nice drive, we originally wanted to go to a different beach but was talked into Darkwood by a Taxi driver perhaps under false pretences as I would suggest the beach bar had some form of deal on with taxi driver, however it was beautiful. Very quiet and... More 

Thank linzilocket
Ashburn, Virginia
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187 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Ffryers beach probably is a little better it's crowded and has those ugly floats there. On the other hand, Darkwood is almost as good as Ffryers and has almost no one here and has a simple nice beach shack and a small stall by a very friendly guy who sells coconuts, fruits, sugarcane, etc. Loved this beach.

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Orford, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stayed near Jolly Harbor during the middle week of April. We visited most of the beaches along the Caribbean side near Jolly. Darkwoods had the best beach combing and was one of the least crowded. Did not have any jet ski locals trying to drum up business. They also have a decent bar at the end of the beach... More 

Thank Jeff T
essex UK
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98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

have used this beach lots over the years and loved it, have recently noticed its getting too popular with the cruise ship passengers and its losing its appeal, if you visit and want a quiet day can i suggest find a day no cruise ships are insist a lovely beach when its empty

Thank franbanks
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stayed at Hermitage Bay & hired a car for the day to visit the area around English harbour. On the way back we checked out the beaches and this one was brillant. Not too busy, beautifully white beach and a wonderful calm turquoise sea......Caribbean peregection!

Thank Lois A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We arrived before the cruise ships and had the beach to ourselves for the first hour. Dixie the beach guy - who has the patience of a saint -sorted us out with a prime spot on the beach. Within an hour or so the beach was really and Dixie was rushed off his feet. 3 hours later and everyone was... More 

Thank Louise W

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