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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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Inn La Galleria $32
Inn La Galleria

Inn La Galleria

Five Islands, St. John's
     
    2.7
    of 5, from 37 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Antigua and Deep Bay Beach. Fort Barrington and Galley Bay are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Yepton Estate Cottages $125
    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 10-minute walk of Antigua and Fort Barrington. Deep Bay Beach and Galley Bay are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Heritage Hotel $69
      Heritage Hotel

      Heritage Hotel

      Heritage Quay, St. John's
         
        3.1
        of 5, from 131 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 Antigua and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dickenson Bay Beach and Fort James. King's Casino and Westerby Memorial are also within 5 minutes.

        Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only $508
        Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only

        Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only

        Five Islands Village, St. John's
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 202 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0

          Located near a long, tranquil beach, this secluded Antigua resort on the northwest coast is less than a mile from Deep Bay. The airport is less than 7 miles away.

          Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
          Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa – All Inclusive

          Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa – All Inclusive

          Five Islands VIllage, St. John's
             
            4.5 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Five Islands Village resort is steps from Antigua and Galley Bay. Hawksbill Beaches and Deep Bay Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Galley Bay Cottages
            Galley Bay Cottages

            Galley Bay Cottages

            Galley Bay Road, St. John's
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 19 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps from Antigua and Galley Bay. Hawksbill Beaches and Deep Bay Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Siboney Beach Club $128
              Siboney Beach Club

              Siboney Beach Club

              Dickenson Bay, St. John's
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 121 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Nestled on the beach, this St. John's hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Antigua and Dickenson Bay Beach. Fort James is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts $167
                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

                Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

                Hawksbill Beach, St. John's
                   
                  3.8
                  of 5, from 209 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.