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Fort Barrington

Make your way up Goat Hill to reach the ruins of a historic fort and enjoy stunning views of the blue Caribbean Sea.

Fort Barrington comprises the remains of an 18th-century defensive structure on the Five Islands Peninsula. The hilltop fort initially served to protect St. John’s Harbour and is now an intriguing and picturesque landmark. Hike along the trailhead to the top of the hill and enjoy stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Capture photos of the overgrown ruins of this structure, which dates back to 1779. Enjoy the views of the blue ocean stretching uninterrupted to the horizon. The fort takes its name from Admiral Barrington, who seized St. Lucia from the French in 1667.

Inspect the large gun emplacement and explore the dungeon-like rooms on the preserved lower floor. Imagine settlers using the structure as a lookout post for battleships in the colonial era.

Bring family and friends for a hike on one of the trails up to the fort at the northern end of Deep Bay. The hikes are fairly short, but a little steep. Venture into the tropical forest that backs onto the beach and listen to birdcalls.

Descend to Deep Bay Beach and gaze up at the intriguing fortress. Have a picnic on the sand and enjoy a swim in the clear water. Take a catamaran out on the calm bay and scuba dive around the Andes Shipwreck, which has a mast that protrudes from the water at low tide. Stay at one of the villas and hotels in this scenic area.

Visit the fort for free. It is open to the public at all times. Wear appropriate footwear to tackle the steep and rocky trails.

Fort Barrington is on Goat Hill on a small and narrow promontory that sticks out from the Five Islands village. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at the northern end of Deep Bay, just 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of St. John’s. See nearby sights, such as the Five Islands Moravian Church, Galley Bay and Yepton Beach.


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Lodging Near Fort Barrington

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Heritage Hotel $69
Heritage Hotel

Heritage Hotel

Heritage Quay, St. John's
     
    3.1
    of 5, from 120 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from King's Casino and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dickenson Bay Beach and Fort James. Westerby Memorial and Museum of Antigua and Barbuda are also within 5 minutes.

    Yepton Estate Cottages $175
    Yepton Estate Cottages

    Yepton Estate Cottages

    Yepton Estate, St. John's
       
      4.9
      of 5, from 117 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Barrington and Deep Bay Beach. Galley Bay and Hawksbill Beaches are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Inn La Galleria $44
      Inn La Galleria

      Inn La Galleria

      Five Islands, St. John's
         
        2.7
        of 5, from 36 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Barrington, Galley Bay, and Deep Bay Beach. Hawksbill Beaches is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

        *please Enquire - Special Rates Available on Certain Weeks - Stunning 5 Bedroom Villa Close to Beach
        *please Enquire - Special Rates Available on Certain Weeks - Stunning 5 Bedroom Villa Close to Beach

        *please Enquire - Special Rates Available on Certain Weeks - Stunning 5 Bedroom Villa Close to Beach

        , Five Islands village
           
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Five Islands Village, this property is close to Deep Bay Beach, Fort James, and Galley Bay. Also nearby are Fort Barrington and Hawksbill Beaches.

          *enquire With us Directly at Exceptional Villas for Best Rates* 5 Bedroom Beach House in Galley Bay
          *enquire With us Directly at Exceptional Villas for Best Rates* 5 Bedroom Beach House in Galley Bay

          *enquire With us Directly at Exceptional Villas for Best Rates* 5 Bedroom Beach House in Galley Bay

          , Five Islands village
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Five Islands Village, this property is close to Deep Bay Beach, Fort James, and Galley Bay. Also nearby are Fort Barrington and Hawksbill Beaches.

            *please Enquire - Specials Available - Stunning 6/7 Bedroom Villa With Amazing Views in Galley Bay
            *please Enquire - Specials Available - Stunning 6/7 Bedroom Villa With Amazing Views in Galley Bay

            *please Enquire - Specials Available - Stunning 6/7 Bedroom Villa With Amazing Views in Galley Bay

            , Five Islands village
               
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Five Islands Village, this property is close to Deep Bay Beach, Fort James, and Galley Bay. Also nearby are Fort Barrington and Hawksbill Beaches.

              Wonderful Private 2 Bedroom Villa Just a Short Walk From the Beach With Great Views
              Wonderful Private 2 Bedroom Villa Just a Short Walk From the Beach With Great Views

              Wonderful Private 2 Bedroom Villa Just a Short Walk From the Beach With Great Views

              , Galley Bay Heights
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Five Islands Village, this property is close to Galley Bay, Fort James, and Deep Bay Beach. Also nearby are Fort Barrington and Hawksbill Beaches.

                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts $172
                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

                Hawksbill Beach, St. John's
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 207 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Secluded behind green hills along 1,200 m (1,312 yds) of the northwest coast, this 37-acre Antigua hotel has beaches for all tastes, including one for clothing-optional sunbathing.