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

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Ffryes Beach tide times & sea state

Tue 10/12 »

Surf report for Tue 10/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
11:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 8:17am (0.36m)
Low 9:04am (0.36m)
High 2:03pm (0.39m)
Low 11:06pm (0.11m)
Daylight
First light06:02
Sunrise06:26
Sunset17:34
Dark17:57

Wed 11/12 »

Surf report for Wed 11/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
11:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 2:35pm (0.39m)
Low 11:46pm (0.09m)
Daylight
First light06:03
Sunrise06:26
Sunset17:34
Dark17:58

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 3:12pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:03
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:35
Dark17:58

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
17:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:27am (0.08m)
High 3:54pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:27
Sunset17:35
Dark17:58

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
17:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 1:10am (0.09m)
High 11:18am (0.37m)
Low 11:51am (0.37m)
High 4:42pm (0.39m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:28
Sunset17:35
Dark17:59

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 1:52am (0.10m)
High 11:11am (0.36m)
Low 1:37pm (0.35m)
High 5:35pm (0.37m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:29
Sunset17:36
Dark17:59

Today's weather

Fair

26 °C
(78 °F)

Fresh breeze, 33.1 km/h from E

Sea temperature

28.6°C / 83.4°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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