It is located within Saint Paul Parish.
The small township and port of Falmouth lies close to its northern shore. English Harbour is located close to its eastern shore. Its geographic coordinates are 17°1′0″N 61°46′0″W / 17.01667°N 61.76667°W / 17.01667; -61.76667.
The harbour lies close to the eastern end of the Shekerley Mountains, a range of hills along Antigua's southern coast. Monk's Hill, the easternmost peak in the range, lies immediately to the north of the bay.