Ffryes Beach

Ffryes beach
Photo: © Michael Utech / iStock

Considering the relatively small size of the island of Antigua (footprint is 108.5 mi² about the size of a small city), it boasts a remarkable 365 beaches, yes - one for each day of the year, and they are all public spaces. What more could a beach lover ask for?! Ffryes Beach is one of the more popular, with Sundays and holidays busy times for family picnics and local musicians all making merry.

Ffryes Beach is on the west coast of the island and its white sandy beach offers a picture-perfect backdrop of lush green hills to contrast the dazzling sand and clear turquoise water (awesome for snorkelling). Access is easy enough; simply walk from the Cocobay, Jolly Harbour area. Depending on what you're looking for in a beach, this one's great for fun in the sun and water, surely enough to satisfy most visitors.

Dennis’ beach bar and restaurant serves as the local watering hole and is located on the northern headland. A couple of luxury villas overlook the south end of the beach. There are some thatched umbrella-style beach shades close to the bar, but these are reserved for its patrons. The only other amenities are free public bathrooms and a footbath for cleaning sandy feet.

The ocean surrounding Antigua is where the Caribbean Sea and the mighty Atlantic merge, and mostly, beachgoers can expect generally calm conditions along Ffryes Beach. This is good because there is no dedicated lifeguard. Fortunately, strong winds and riptides are also mostly absent along this fine stretch of sand. That makes this iconic beach setting safe for swimmers with even medium ability, thanks to the shallow waters and gentle slope of the beach. That said, it is not ideal for kite-surfing or windsurfing.

There is no shortage of accommodation on this island paradise, which is well geared for tourism, it just depends on your budget.

Ffryes Beach Weather Info

5 Day Ffryes Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Ffryes Beach tide times & sea state

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
11:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 1:39am (0.21m)
High 10:41am (0.42m)
Low 12:48pm (0.42m)
High 5:34pm (0.44m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:00
Sunset17:45
Dark18:06

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
11:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 2:26am (0.20m)
High 6:01pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset17:44
Dark18:06

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 3:18am (0.20m)
High 6:39pm (0.45m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset17:43
Dark18:05

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 4:17am (0.21m)
High 7:30pm (0.44m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:01
Sunset17:43
Dark18:04

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
20:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 5:21am (0.22m)
High 8:57pm (0.42m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:01
Sunset17:42
Dark18:04

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 6:26am (0.24m)
High 3:03pm (0.40m)
Low 7:08pm (0.39m)
High 11:20pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:02
Sunset17:41
Dark18:03

Today's weather

Cloudy

29 °C
(84 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.9 km/h from E

Sea temperature

29.8°C / 85.7°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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