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Shirley Heights Lookout

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Shirleys Heights, English Harbour, Antigua
460-1785
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shirley Heights is known for ruins of 200-year old fortifications constructed by the English Navy to protect English Harbour in Antigua, which was their primary naval base in the Caribbean. It offers a spectacular view of Nelson's Dockyard and sunsets over the Caribbean Sea. Shirley Heights is also is locally famous for weekly Sunday sunset parties, starting around 4PM and... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone talks about this place and we looked forward to our visit. Frankly it was disappointing as the party atmosphere did not kick off as expected and the place was packed so getting drinks and food was an ordeal. Lots of people mainly sitting around on crowded tables and grass/rocks eating off paper plates and from plastic cups. We left... More 

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Berkeley, Illinois
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday at 3:30pm. They charge you $8 per person to get up to Shirley heights lookout and then after you park (on a Sunday) they want to charge you another $10 per person to join the BBQ and music. Luckily we were allowed to go up without paying to take a few pics and then come... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A Beautiful spot with stunning views over English Harbour and the sea. We went up late Sunday afternoon which is party time! A great atmosphere full of tourists and locals. Fantastic music with a great steel band which played till sunset followed by a brilliant band who played till around 10pm. A running BBQ and bar open all evening! Definitely... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to the Sunday afternoon/evening BBQ party yesterday. There's a $10 (US) per person cover charge as you drive in. Also recommend you get there early (steel band starts playing at 4PM) if you want a seat at a table and to buy your meal ticket before the crowd arrives. The view is absolutely amazing. And... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous views of the sea, land, harbors, and Montserrat. Nice little spot to have a beer or a meal. Also a great spot on Sunday nights to enjoy live music, dancing, and more.

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Thank NickyEric
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Going on holiday would not be the same if you don't go to Shirley Heights to see a remarkable view of English Harbour, magnificent sunset and enjoy good steel music. Do try the BBQ as well as the rum punch

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Fenton, Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Donation admission, On the way to Nelson's Dockyard. If you are staying at the Catamaran Hotel, be sure to mention that. Don't miss the views.

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250 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth paying to go up here. Amazing views from the top over nelsons dockyard and the surrounding area. Truly picture postcard view

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Thank Laura G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome experience Great music and friendly people Food was awesome Don't miss this event on Sundays only You will not regret the short trip and the cost was minimal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shirleys Heights, English Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Paul Parish  >  English Harbour
  • Phone Number: 460-1785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?