Beaches on St. John's

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On the northwest coast of the island is where you'll find the best beaches located within the vicinity of St. John's.  These include two very popular public beaches that are frequented by locals and the four beaches in the crescents of Hawksbill which are out of the way yet can still get crowded.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. For detailed information about any specific beach just click on the names of the ones you want to learn about.

Runaway Beach

A local beach where snorkeling is popular is Runaway Beach. Runaway Beach is on Antigua's western coast and features rocky Corbinson Point on it's north end and a salt water pond on it's inland edge. It's the perfect beach for a sunset stroll.

A second option to consider is St. Johns Harbor West. A gray sand beach on the southern edge of St John's Harbour, this beach has rougher waters than some of the other beaches around because it faces the open ocean.With just one nearby resort, this beautiful beach is often very quiet. There's no beach rentals here, so come prepared for your lazy beach day.

Trafalgar Beach: Tucked away is a less visited part of Antigua, Trafalgar Beach is generally a less crowded beach. However, it is still decently close to amenities and civilization.

The beaches in and around St. Johns can be seen right below.

Beaches In and Around St. Johns
Name Location Coast
Deep Bay Five Islands, 2.8 mi. West of Central St. Johns North West
Dickenson Bay Dickenson Bay, 2.8 mi. North of Central St. Johns North West
Fort James Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown St. John's North West
Galley Bay Beach Five Islands, 3.5 mi. West of Central St. Johns North West
Runaway Beach Runaway Bay, 2.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central St. Johns North West
Soldier Bay West 3.3 mi. North of Central St. Johns North West
St. Johns Harbor South 1.6 mi. West of Downtown St. John's North West
St. Johns Harbor West Five Islands, 2.3 mi. West of Central St. Johns North West
Trafalgar Beach Five Islands, 2.6 mi. West of Central St. Johns North East

Needless to say, you'll be able to find some other attraction types available too. For more in formation concerning other attractions for St. Johns, read this article.

 

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