Turner's Beach

The smooth waters at Johnson's Point are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. On clear days, Montserrat Island can be seen on the horizon.

Located on the western coast of the island of Antigua, near St. John's, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Although Antigua has beaches that are more secluded than Turner's Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
This is a very accessible beach on Picarts Bay, right off Valley Road. Take the dirt road next to Blue Heron Resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

Johnson's Point, located on the southwestern tip of Antigua, is a secluded sandy white beach. The water is calm and tranquil and home to a variety of colorful tropical fish., so grab your mask and fins before venturing here.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see the underwater world. Johnson's Point is a private oasis where travelers can escape the crowds. This beach is meant for the solitary traveler, not large groups. You won't find much excitement or social interaction at Johnson's Point, only the serenity of the aqua blue Caribbean.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Turner's Beach on the South West coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This museum is relatively near Turner's Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the Turner's Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Turner's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 2.7 N Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 2.8 N Antigua
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 4.0 NE Antigua
Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.5 E Antigua
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 5.4 ENE Antigua

Cities and Towns

Turner's Beach is very close to Jolly Harbour, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Jolly Harbour, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Jolly Harbour is a quick trip away, about two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Turner's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Keyonna Beach Resort 0.4 mi. NNW Hotel
Cocos 1.7 mi. N Hotel
Cocobay Resort 1.7 mi. N Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited 1.9 mi. N Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 2.4 mi. N Resort
Tranquility Bay 2.6 mi. N Hotel
Curtain Bluff 3.3 mi. E Resort
Carlisle Bay 3.8 mi. E Resort
Hermitage Bay 3.9 mi. N Resort
Hawksbill Beach Resort 6.0 mi. N Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Turner's Beach Grill. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. Many guests rave about their juices & smoothies and seafood. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is only a short, walkable distance away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Turner's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Turner's Beach Grill (268) 462-9133 Caribbean, International -- 0.0 mi. N
Gibsons (268) 562-2218 English, International -- 0.4 mi. NNW
Keyonna Beach Restaurant (268) 764-2133 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNW
Jacqui O's BeachHouse (268) 562-2218 French Informal 0.4 mi. NNW
OJ's Bar and Restaurant (268) 460-1084 Bar and grill -- 0.4 mi. SE
Darkwood Beach Bar (268) 462-8240 Caribbean -- 1.0 mi. NNW
Dennis Cocktail Beach Bar & Restaurant (268) 728-5086 -- -- 1.4 mi. N
Rafters (508) 506-1006 Caribbean -- 1.7 mi. N
Sheer Rocks (268) 562-4510 Caribbean, Mediterranean -- 1.7 mi. N
Carmichael's (268) 562-7700 ext. 329 Caribbean -- 1.9 mi. N
Sugar Club Restaurant (268) 484-3702 International Informal 2.2 mi. N
Bocciolo Italian Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Italian -- 2.4 mi. N

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Antigua besides Turner's Beach.

You may also like Darkwood Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile to the north-northwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Jolly Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Coco Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Antigua has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Turner's Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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