Valley Church Beach, Jolly Harbour

Soak up the simplicity of island life at Valley Church Beach. Lie back and relax on the powdery sands, which display just a hint of pink, forming a pleasantg contrast against the backdrop of the turquoise sea. The calm, clear waters offer an inviting place to swim, float, or snorkel, before relaxing under the shade of a beach umbrella, available for rent at an onsite shack. Head to the beach bar for refreshments and snacks. To visit Valley Church Beach on your trip to Jolly Harbour, use our Jolly Harbour trip planner .
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  • Lovely beach ,it's not soft powdered sand as has crushed shells in it . Good bar and wifi and jet skis are available  more »
  • The truth is the typical beach paradise. It is slightly overfished, which gives you a pretty wild atmosphere to be a beach within easy reach. The sand is well finite and the water has spectacular color and temperature. The vegetation in the surroundings end up to give that touch of beauty. I think that it is one of the best beaches I visited. Be careful entering the water because there is usually a barrier of snails that can hurt your feet, but once you pass the floor is 100% soft and Sandy.
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  • This is a beautiful beach, the sand is a but unusual because it is like a shell sand just a but course but not to where it will cut you walking on it. The only bad thing on this beach it the people tr...  more »
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  • The beaches in Antigua are so beautiful. Spoilt for choice and with the amazing Nelson"s Dockyard there too, it's always a difficult decision what to do during a cruise ship stopover. May have to have a full on holiday on this amazing island. This beach is a favourite of ours.
  • Valley Church Bay, is situated on the south western portion of Antigua on the Leeward side of the Island ( Calmer and having its own special charm). Located within close proximity to the Valley Church (Episcopal/Anglican and oldest on the island lending its name to the nearby bay), Cocos, Cocobay Resort and others.in the Bolands Village area. Valley Church Bay, is quite picturesque and the setting is idyllic forming a great backdrop for many vacation "wish you were here" shots. I really enjoyed the inviting calm and warm waters with white powdery sandy beaches and the spectacular views. . Valley Church Bay, is close to the main road on the southern coastline thus making it a great and easily accessible spot to visit with relaxation, exploration and enjoyment as motivating attributes.
  • Nice relaxing beach. Water is that beautiful blue that you see in pictures but it is cloudy. Water is also very calm and we enjoyed floating along in it. The beach itself is a little rough on the feet as the sand is very coarse. Other than that it is a wonderful beach to visit as it was not crowded. Beach is about 30-40 min from cruise port and you can find taxis to take you out there. Make sure to set up return time with your driver so you can get back in time. I believe it was $8 per person one way. Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented.
  • I feel a little conflicted writing this review. The beach was in a beautiful location and lounge chairs/umbrellas were pretty reasonably priced. However, as others have mentioned, the sand was coarse and the water visibility was nearly zero. We don't regret going there once just for the setting, but we likely wouldn't go back.
  • Very scenic but cant be best beach in Antigua. Water color was gorgeous. Visibility was zero- can barely see your hand underwater. Constant barrage of locals selling whatever they were selling. Just approached too many times. Chairs & Umbrella were reasonable ($5-ea. $10 for umbrella) Food & drink was Expensive & bartender was Not friendly nor nice. Large dropoff to get into water 20inches. lots of broken shells. nice sandy beach once out in water. Never to return. We wanted to go to Darkwood Beach but our Taxi driver "steered" us here. Somewhat Disappointed - but the photos are gorgeous.
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