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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  • I have never seen such a beautiful beach it is just amazing, no words can describe the colour of the water it looks unreal! Deep warm calm water, this is the loveliest beach I have ever been to.  more »
  • White sand, shells, turquoise water surrounded by a ring of low hills. All of 20 people on the beach. Cocktails at the Nest. Perfect!  more »
  • This is the first beach we went to upon arrival in Antigua and wow! It's incredible! I've never seen water this color before, it's truly stunning. There were only a few people there besides us due to ...  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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