English Harbour

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English Harbour
Village
English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour
English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour
English Harbour is located in Antigua
English Harbour
English Harbour
Coordinates: 17°00′N 61°46′W / 17.000°N 61.767°W / 17.000; -61.767Coordinates: 17°00′N 61°46′W / 17.000°N 61.767°W / 17.000; -61.767
Country Antigua and Barbuda
Island Antigua
Population (2012)
 • Total 620
Time zone AST (UTC-4)

English Harbour is a natural harbour and settlement on the island of Antigua, in the extreme south of the island. The settlement takes its name from the nearby harbour in which the Royal Navy established its base of operations for the area during the eighteenth century. Its population is 759 (2001 Census).

English Harbour is a centre of boating, especially yachting. There are two sheltered deepwater harbours nearby; English Harbour itself and Falmouth Harbour.

English Harbour is best known for Nelson's Dockyard, which occupies the site of the British Navy base. It displays restored buildings and other historical artifacts from the colonial period of the dockyard, especially the time it was commanded by Horatio Nelson.