Turner Bay Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near Turner Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
VI National Park Visitor Center 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
Friends of the VI National Parks Environmental, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations 0.5 mi. NE St. John

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Turner Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

Restaurants near Turner Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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

Other Beaches

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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