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 island of Antigua, in the vicinity of St. John's, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will like how easy it is to reach Turner's Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your 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


Turner's Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Antigua. It is close to Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Historical attractions such as Greencastle Hill Park provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Turner's Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Antigua, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore is four miles to the northeast of this place of historical significance.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Jolly Harbour is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Jolly Harbour is a fairly short distance away, roughly two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you and your group are hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Turner's Beach.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Turner's Beach Grill. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. Visitors often rave about their juices & smoothies and seafood. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is just a short, walkable distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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

Antigua has several beautiful beaches, and Turner's Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Darkwood Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile to the north-northwest. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Jolly Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Coco Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Antigua, but Turner's Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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