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 several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

Runaway Beach

A beach scene where snorkeling is popular 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.

Another location worth considering is St. Johns Harbor West. 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 the following chart if you want more information.

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

Fortunately, St. Johns has other attraction types. Read this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you're interested in learning more specifics.

 

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