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

Sun 21/04 »

Surf report for Sun 21/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
14:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
20:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 12:36am (0.32m)
High 5:16am (0.36m)
Low 1:28pm (0.11m)
High 9:55pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:47
Sunset18:24
Dark18:46

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
14:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
20:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 1:10am (0.33m)
High 5:44am (0.36m)
Low 2:12pm (0.11m)
High 11:04pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:47
Sunset18:25
Dark18:47

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
14:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
20:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:41am (0.33m)
High 6:14am (0.36m)
Low 2:59pm (0.13m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:46
Sunset18:25
Dark18:47

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
14:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:23am (0.34m)
Low 2:10am (0.33m)
High 6:47am (0.35m)
Low 3:48pm (0.14m)
Daylight
First light05:23
Sunrise05:45
Sunset18:25
Dark18:47

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
14:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:49am (0.33m)
Low 2:48am (0.33m)
High 7:23am (0.34m)
Low 4:41pm (0.16m)
Daylight
First light05:23
Sunrise05:45
Sunset18:25
Dark18:48

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
14:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 2:28am (0.33m)
Low 4:37am (0.33m)
High 8:12am (0.33m)
Low 5:38pm (0.18m)
Daylight
First light05:22
Sunrise05:44
Sunset18:26
Dark18:48

Today's weather

Fair

26 °C
(78 °F)

Moderate breeze, 27.7 km/h from E

Sea temperature

26.7°C / 80°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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