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

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who are so inclined. For a detailed review of a single beach click on the names of the ones you want to know more about.

Runaway Beach

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a place where that is an option is Runaway Beach. Runaway Beach has calm waters for swimming and a beach bar where you can grab a beer. Its spotted with hotels, but usually not too crowded.

A second option worth considering 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: The beach is located at the end of RobRace Drive, which splinters off of Gray's Farm Main Road. You should not have much trouble finding parking.

Check out the table just below for a list of beaches available in and around the area.

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

If you want to learn about more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should think about other possibilities. To read more about other attractions for St. Johns, go to this page.

 

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