Pillars of Hercules, English Harbour

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  • Best seen by boat on the way in to English harbour. The tour boats tend to stop there to allow people to snorkel and swim. Interesting viewing but probably not worth a trip just for that.  more »
  • ok, so the Pillars were on my "must do list" in Antigua. I knew that we could snorkel there, walk or take a boat. My first recommendation is, if you wish to do it on your own (drive and snorkel) bring...  more »
  • I saw this natural wonder on a three month stay in Antigua. I swam from Galleon beach to the point, the pillars are on the far side not visible from the beach. The pillars emerge into the water so the...  more »
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  • Always love this view and a good place to hike to.
  • The Pillars of Hercules are the majestic and strikingly wonderful rock formations at the entrance to English Harbour (opposite Fort Berkeley) and the Nelsons Dockyard. The pillars are well defined and I immediately saw how the name came about, please note that they are viewed from the sea however the land access makes them more personal and striking. Land based access is done by hiking around the coastline through the Galleon Beach Hotel property and the Freeman Bay area. The Pillars of Hercules are a signature feature of the coastline and the subject of many circumnavigation photos and videos, the pillars are becoming (to my mind at least) more pronounced and unmistakable. When I visited them and looked at their splendor and beauty I heard myself saying "Majestic" and immediately knew that that word summed up the feeling evoked from being there observing natural wonders. Much photographed and admired for their natural beauty and splendor these pillars need to be experienced close up in order to fully feel the impact and wonder that they evoke. A definite must see for the intrepid explorer(s), which is in all of us.
  • Great spot for taking pictures and snorkeling, natural rock formation
  • Very nice
  • Enchanting view
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