We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A great place to spend a day

Spent a wonderful day at Half Moon Bay, sitting in the sun, snorkeling, and strolling along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lissa P
Toronto, Canada
Great sight, great food and a lovely sand/ afternoon

We knew this was a top place to visit and we were not disappointed. First we parked and ate at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian C
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 448 reviews
All photos (348)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(59 reviews)
“beach bar”(17 reviews)
“beach bum”(15 reviews)
Catch some rays while watching the surf at this beautiful pink sand beach.
+1 268-725-9661
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Saint Philip Parish
from US$50.00
More Info
from US$140.00
More Info
from US$120.00
More Info
from US$104.97
More Info
Reviews (448)
Filter reviews
353 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach beach bar beach bum body surfing white sand wraps atlantic side bit out of the way clear water big waves lobster jolly harbour rental car worth the trip national park cruise ship seaweed
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 353 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth going when there is not too much wind ... When we went it had so much waves and it was dangerous to swim. But there is a place where the sea calms down at the left side of the beach , just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank emilylybe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful day at Half Moon Bay, sitting in the sun, snorkeling, and strolling along the beach. It’s a laid back kind of place, away from the main tourist areas with not many people around. A really helpful guy called Lobster was on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew this was a top place to visit and we were not disappointed. First we parked and ate at the restaurant right on the front overlooking the bay. We had lobster and lots of it too, very tasty and great price, three meals with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Came by car and at end it's a pretty dirty road. I was excited to see this beach because it really seems like half Moon. Swimming is very special because they are big waves at the beginning and you have to pass them. There's a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 706didav
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Beautiful bay. Sea quite rough in parts but some calmer areas for a swim. Lots of litter/rubbish in the shrubbery which seems to be where everyone gravitates for shade as there are no facilities here apart from a snack restaurant in the parking area. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank HarleyD1957
Reviewed 30 October 2018

great, beautiful, quiet bay, but when you look closer you can see trash in the shrubs, as maybe everywhere by the sea these days. and i now learned about developers starting constrcution for luxury accomodations. better go before this paradise is gone...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank german_in_nyc
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Wasn't hard to get to this beach, came during off season, so there were very few people. Loved the peaceful setting and the water was just amazing, esp around the calm side. Def wear sunblock and you will also need bug spray. Cool pic taking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank vjays
Reviewed 8 September 2018

There are so many beaches in Antigua, is this one for you? First, I must say that we were there in August the low season (even some hotels are closed during this time of the year) and no cruise ship where in town so wherever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Half Moon Bay Beach is truly one of the islands most beautiful beach. There is a "calm side".... like a big swimming pool with no waves and a "rough" side where you can body surf! There has been the sargrassum seaweed problem from time to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gilkesm
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Serene, beautiful beach below an Antiguan National Park. Avery's Beach Bums cafe is a go to local lunch or sunset dinner. Bring hiking shoes and follow the right ridge (as you look out) to a giant hole in the ridge for a great view.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank WORIV
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 nearby hotels
Nonsuch Bay Resort
810 reviews
3.77 km away
St. James's Club & Villas
3,765 reviews
5.68 km away
The Verandah Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4,242 reviews
6.27 km away
Pineapple Beach Club Antigua - All Inclusive
4,754 reviews
6.55 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 241 nearby restaurants
The Bay at Nonsuch
194 reviews
3.76 km away
Road House Restaurant
11 reviews
4.69 km away
Incanto Restaurant & Lounge Bar
136 reviews
8.70 km away
Island Fusion
95 reviews
8.91 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 274 nearby attractions
40Knots Kitesurfing & Windsurfing School Antigua
254 reviews
3.76 km away
Snorkeling Antigua W.I.
202 reviews
6.53 km away
Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary
173 reviews
7.70 km away
Paddles Snorkel and Kayak Eco Adventure
1,159 reviews
7.42 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
6 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sylvia h |
There is Smiling Harrys along the road, but we went to the Beach Bum Shack overlooking the bay a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely excellent. Can recommend the grilled chicken strips.