On the smaller side, this beach that does not often attract visitors unless they are staying on properties nearby. This does, however, make it a great place to head to if you are looking for a quiet escape from some of the more crowded beaches in the area.
Located a few hundred yards south west of downtown Cruz Bay, Turner Bay Beach is on the West edge of St. John. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of the Virgin Islands' beaches, but the ambiance at Turner Bay Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.
The beach is generally accessed through the Sea Shore Allure hotel, but you can also take the Turner Point Trail from the south side of East End Road.
Beach-goers should expect not much more than a basic beach, but it certainly does the job when you want a quiet stretch of sand to relax and swim. One thing that does help the beach stand out is that it is good for surfing, so check it out if this is a sport you love.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.
Be mindful that Turner Bay Beach is in an area which is a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.
This spot is on the West coast of St. John. It is close to Parrot Club, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.
If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ivan Jadan Museum. This museum is located a half mile away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.
If a visit to the Turner Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Parrot Club||Gambling Arcade||0.2 mi.||NNE||St. John|
|Virgin Luck Games||Gambling Arcade||0.2 mi.||NNE||St. John|
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historical Site||0.4 mi.||N||St. John|
|Tourist Information Service||0.4 mi.||NNE||St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.4 mi.||NE||St. John|
|Bajo El Sol||Art Gallery||0.5 mi.||NE||St. John|
|Best of Both Worlds||Art Gallery||0.5 mi.||NE||St. John|
|Environmental, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations||0.5 mi.||NE||St. John|
The town of Cruz Bay is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Turner Bay Beach, Cruz Bay isn't far off, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.
You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the following table.
|Coconut Coast||0.0 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Garden by the Sea||0.1 mi.||NE||B & B|
|Hillcrest Guesthouse||0.2 mi.||NE||Guest house|
|Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel||0.3 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|St. John Inn||0.3 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Inn at Tamarind Court||0.4 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Estate Lindholm||0.6 mi.||NNE||B & B|
|Westin Resort, St. John||0.8 mi.||ESE||Resort|
|Caneel Bay Resort||1.3 mi.||NE||Resort|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is P&P By the Sea. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. They're also renowned for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.
The following table lists nearby restaurants.
|P&P By the Sea||(340) 693-8587||Caribbean, Creole||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||WSW|
|Banana Deck||(340) 693-5055||International||Informal||0.2 mi.||NE|
|The Terrace Restaurant||(340) 779-8550||French||Fine Dining||0.2 mi.||N|
|The Fish Trap||(340) 693-9994||Caribbean, International||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|Ocean 362||(340) 776-0001||American, Contemporary||Fine Dining||0.2 mi.||NW|
|Cruz Bay Deli and Pizzeria||--||American||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|D'e Coal Pot||(340) 714-2625||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|High Tide||(340) 714-6169||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|Village Cafe||--||International||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|Waterfront Bistro||(340) 777-7755||Caribbean, French||Fine Dining||0.2 mi.||NNE|
|Sogo's Restaurant||(340) 779-4404||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NE|
|Da Livio Ristorante||(340) 779-8900||Italian||Informal||0.2 mi.||NE|
Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Turner Bay Beach.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Frank Bay Beach, which is located within a short distance.
The Virgin Islands has plenty to offer its visitors, and Turner Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.
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