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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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$49
Inn La Galleria

Inn La Galleria

Five Islands, St. John's
2.8
of 5, from 33 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Five Islands Village, 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.

$250
Yepton Estate Cottages

Yepton Estate Cottages

Yepton Estate, St. John's
5.0
of 5, from 114 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Five Islands Village, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Barrington and Deep Bay Beach. Galley Bay and Hawksbill Beaches are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$1,170
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 192 reviews
5.0 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.

$241
Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

Hawksbill Beach, St. John's
3.8
of 5, from 199 reviews
3.5 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.

$73
Heritage Hotel

Heritage Hotel

Heritage Quay, St. John's
3.1
of 5, from 106 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.

Galley Bay Cottages

Galley Bay Cottages

Galley Bay Road, St. John's
4.3
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Five Islands Village, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Galley Bay and Hawksbill Beaches. Fort Barrington and Deep Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$193
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts All Inclusive

Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts All Inclusive

Dickenson Bay, St. John's
3.3
of 5, from 334 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Arrayed along a half-mile public beach on Antigua's Dickenson Bay; 4 miles from St John's, the Halcyon Cove resort offers activities and entertainment for the entire family. The St. John’s city center is 9 minutes from the cove. The V C Bird International Airport is 13 minutes away.

$81
Rentals at Touch Therapies

Rentals at Touch Therapies

Fort Road, St. John's
2.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Bay Beach and Fort James. Dickenson Bay Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.