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 side of the island of Antigua, near St. John's, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Antigua should pay a visit to Turner's Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. 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


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Casino at Jolly Beach, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It's located relatively close to Turner's Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Turner's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino at Jolly Beach Casino 2.4 N Antigua
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

Cities and Towns

Turner's Beach is in the Jolly Harbour area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Jolly Harbour, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Jolly Harbour isn't far off, roughly two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular tourist destination, it usually isn't a great challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Turner's Beach.

Accommodations near Turner's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Keyonna Beach Hotel 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Turner's Beach Grill. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their juices & smoothies and seafood. A major perk of this restaurant is that it's only a short walk away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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 -- 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

Turner's Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Antigua.

If the exciting vibe at Turner's Beach is what you're looking for, think about heading to Darkwood Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a mile to the north-northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Jolly Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Coco Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Maybe Turner's Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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