Half Moon Bay Beach

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Half Moon Bay Beach featuring a beach, general coastal views and landscape views

Stroll along this crescent-shaped beach and find a place to rest under the shade of swaying palm trees. Go swimming and snorkeling in the ocean waters.

With its sugary fine sands and exquisite azure waters, Half Moon Bay Beach is one of Saint Philip Parish’s most idyllic destinations. Dig your toes into the soft sands and look out across a bay framed by forested headlands. Swim in the beautifully clear water or grab your mask and snorkel and explore the vivid reefs beneath the surface.

Stretching a little less than 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) along a broad semi-circle, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great place for a walk. Enjoy gorgeous views of the point that shelters the bay to the south. Tropical vegetation cascades down to the edge of the beach. Weave between the palm trees on the southern end of the beach and find a shady spot to take a break. Look northeast across the pretty blue waters to see Smith Island offshore from Exchange Bay.

Lay out your towel on the soft sands, which have a slightly pink hue. The sound of rustling palm leaves and gentle waves will serenade you as you bask in the sunshine. If you feel like cooling off, splash in the shallows or swim into the bay. Be careful of reefs in the deeper waters. Put on your snorkel and mask to get a better look at the reef system and its collection of colorful corals. You might see schools of tiny tropical fish darting between the coral gardens. If the sea breeze is blowing, enjoy the waves that roll into shore and go bodysurfing.

Get a meal or snack at the beachside bar on the northern section of the beach. Cool drinks and light meals are available, which you can take out to enjoy on the sand.

Half Moon Bay Beach is just over a 5-minute drive from Freetown in the heart of the peninsula on Antigua’s southeastern coast. Bring your own snorkel gear if you intend to explore the waters. Alternatively, stay in one of the hotels or villas directly fronting the beach and use the equipment available for rent.

Top Hotels Close to Half Moon Bay Beach

Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
4 out of 5
Hughes Point, Freetown
Situated near the beach, this all-inclusive hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nonsuch Bay, Brown's Bay Beach, and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Half Moon Bay Beach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (174 reviews)
"Wonderful"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Freetown, Saint Philip
This family-friendly Freetown villa is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Half Moon Bay Beach, Nonsuch Bay and Willoughby Bay. Brown's Bay Beach and Harmony ...
3.8/5 Good! (8 reviews)
A perfect and very reasonably priced villa
"We absolutely loved Villa Romano. It is in the most stunning location with views over Antigua’s best beach, Half Moon Bay. It’s a 5 minute walk to the beach and you’ll be able to enjoy Tippi and Avery’s Beach Bum Bar with it’s delicious food and equally good Rum Punches! If you want shiny and modern ..."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
4 out of 5
Hughes Point, Freetown, Antigua
Nestled on the beach, this Freetown resort is within a 15-minute walk of Nonsuch Bay, Brown's Bay Beach, and Harmony Hall Art Gallery. Half Moon Bay Beach and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (305 reviews)
"Everything was good"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2022

Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
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Best Lodging Options Near Half Moon Bay Beach

Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
4 out of 5
Hughes Point, Freetown
Escape at Nonsuch Bay - Plunge Pool Suites – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Freetown, Saint Philip
Stunning villa in unspoiled nature, with private pool, garden and sea view
Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
4 out of 5
Hughes Point, Freetown, Antigua
Residences at Nonsuch Bay Antigua
Cashmere Villa
Cashmere Villa
3.5 out of 5
Brown's Bay, Freetown, Antigua
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St. James's Club Antigua - All Inclusive
St. James's Club Antigua - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Mamora Bay, Mamora Bay, Antigua
St. James's Club Antigua - All Inclusive
Villa on Exclusive Resort
Villa on Exclusive Resort
3.5 out of 5
Coconut House, FreeTown, Freetown, Saint Philip
Villa on Exclusive Resort
5 Bed Luxury Villa with Private Pool, Beach Access, Outdoor BBQ & STUNNING VIEWS
5 Bed Luxury Villa with Private Pool, Beach Access, Outdoor BBQ & STUNNING VIEWS
Freetown, Saint Philip
5 Bed Luxury Villa with Private Pool, Beach Access, Outdoor BBQ & STUNNING VIEWS
Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by pool, stunning view - Tourist Board certified
Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by pool, stunning view - Tourist Board certified
Freetown, Saint Philip
Nonsuch Bay Resort Private Apt by pool, stunning view - Tourist Board certified
Beach View luxury One Bed Villa
Beach View luxury One Bed Villa
Freetown, Saint Philip
Beach View luxury One Bed Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.