St. Johns Harbor West

With just one nearby resort, this beautiful beach is often very quiet. There's no beach rentals here, so come prepared for your lazy beach day. Most of the visitors here are guests of an adjacent resort.

Set toward the northeastern outskirts of Five Islands, St. Johns Harbor West is on the North West coast of Antigua. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach in Antigua end up choosing one that is within easy reach of hotels, but far enough from the noisy crowds; St. Johns Harbor West is one of the best choices, if you seek this sort of balance.

How to Access The Beach

This beach has no parking for the public and is tricky to access except through the grounds of the Coconut Beach Club resort, though there is an unpaved road that leads to the eastern side of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

A gray sand beach on the southern edge of St John's Harbour, this beach has rougher waters than some of the other beaches around because it faces the open ocean.With just one nearby resort, this beautiful beach is often very quiet. There's no beach rentals here, so come prepared for your lazy beach day.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since St. Johns Harbor West is of course found in a popular area that can get crowded, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Antigua. Royal Antiguan is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (one of the closest to St. Johns Harbor West) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Antigua.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Johns Harbor West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 0.4 mi. WSW Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 0.7 mi. WNW Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 1.0 mi. ENE Antigua
King's Casino Casino 2.1 mi. E Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. E Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. E Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 2.2 mi. E Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.3 mi. E Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 2.3 mi. E Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 2.3 mi. E Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 2.7 mi. E Antigua
Grand Bay Casino Casino 2.8 mi. NE Antigua

Cities and Towns

St. Johns Harbor West tourists looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading to St. John's, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Antigua.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a hotel room not far from St. Johns Harbor West shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near St. Johns Harbor West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coconut Beach Club 0.1 mi. SSW Hotel
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 0.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Galley Bay 1.1 mi. W Hotel
Hawksbill Beach Resort 1.5 mi. WSW Resort
Heritage Hotel 2.1 mi. E Hotel
City View Hotel 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Buccaneer Beach Club 2.7 mi. NE Hotel
Siboney Beach Club 2.7 mi. NE Hotel
Villas at Sunset Lane 2.9 mi. NE Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both American and Caribbean cuisines. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near St. Johns Harbor West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. WSW
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. WSW
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. WSW
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. WSW
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 1.0 mi. ENE
Barefooot Grille (866) 237-1644 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Gauguin (866) 237-1644 Caribbean, European, International Informal 1.1 mi. W
Ismay's Restaurant (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. W
Sea Grape (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. W
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 1.4 mi. NE
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 1.7 mi. NE
Table D'Hote (268) 560-3534 -- -- 1.9 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Antigua besides St. Johns Harbor West.

You may also enjoy Trafalgar Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Antigua offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and St. Johns Harbor West is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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