Devil's Bridge#3 in Best Things To Do in Antigua
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Millions of years of reef formation amount to this: The Devil's Bridge. The natural limestone arch located in eastern Antigua, near Indian Town, has sustained the crash of ocean waves for long enough to form its distinct shape today. At the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, this natural wonder leaves an impression on sightseers.
The limestone can get very slippery when wet and walking across the bridge is not advised. Visitors have the chance to brave the blast from one of the Devil's surrounding natural blowholes (natural sea caves that blast sea water and air during certain weather conditions). But experts warn that those blowhole blasts can be dangerous, especially on windy days. This isn't the best outing for young kids.
Regardless, recent travelers were not deterred by the site's safety risks or diabolical name, noting that the view was a breathtaking reminder of the incredible power of the elements.
The bridge and its blowholes are free to enjoy all day at any time, and there's also a nearby beach that's great for swimming.
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#1 Nelson's Dockyard
If you only break from the beach for one day, head to the beautifully restored English Harbour, where you'll find Nelson's Dockyard. The naval dockyard was once the home of the British fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and served as the headquarters of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson from 1784 to 1787.
You probably can't hit all the dockyard's attractions in one visit, but you can enjoy a fair few if you plan ahead. The park's official website lists all there is to see and do, including special events, but here's a quick summary: There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops; the Dockyard Museum, where Nelson's telescope and tea caddy are on display; and Dow's Hill Interpretation Center, where visitors can watch a 15-minute presentation on the history and culture of the island. Other Dockyard activities include sightseeing along the marina, relaxing at the nearby beach, or taking a trip up to Shirley Heights.
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