Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

My Caribbean adventure of 2021 was coming to an end when I arrived in Antigua. The country itself is called Antigua and Barbuda, but sadly I didn’t make it to Barbuda on this trip. Instead, I based myself at the at Ellen Bay Cottages in Antigua., which was peculiarly in an area known as Belfast Bay.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Thanks to my stay at the Ellen Bay Cottages, I organised a tour of the island where I visited a lot of key parts in one day. I visited Stingray Harbour, by foot as it’s next to Ellen Bay Cottages. I then had a swim and a beer on the famous Long Beach. After that, I headed to the famous Devil’s Bridge. Also on the tour, I visited English Harbour, the National Cricket Stadium and Vilikeis.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

The above photo shows the view from the road on route to Devil’s Bridge, which is located on the east of the island of Antigua. On arrival, there were some little souvenir shops. Here, I bought a fridge magnet for my Mum and a postcard for my brother.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Then it was time to check out the fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and find out why this place is known as “Devil’s Bridge”.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

The seafront reminded me of two places I had been before. The first was Kiama in New South Wales in Australia which has a hole where water comes in and out of – known as the “Blowhole”. Secondly it reminded me of Devil’s Kitchen in Tasmania, also in Australia. I visited both of those in 2010.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

The splashing waves are memorable and it’s a clean fresh sea air here. Where the rocks meet the ocean, there is a stone bridge where the waves crash in upon. It can be dangerous here on stormy days – hence the nickname “Devil’s Bridge”.

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

It wasn’t too crazy when I was there but it was nice to see and definitely something to put on your itinerary when backpacking in Antigua.

Here is a video I made at the Devil’s Bridge in Antigua:

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