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 21/02 »

Surf report for Thu 21/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
14:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
20:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:12
Dark18:33

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 25mph
14:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
20:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:29
Sunset18:12
Dark18:34

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
14:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
20:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:29
Sunset18:12
Dark18:34

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 26mph
14:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
20:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:28
Sunset18:12
Dark18:34

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
14:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:27
Sunset18:13
Dark18:35

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
20:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:27
Sunset18:13
Dark18:35

Today's weather

Fair

25 °C
(77 °F)

Moderate breeze, 28.1 km/h from E

Sea temperature

26.7°C / 80°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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