St. Johns Harbor South

A long thin beach that's located close to all the island's excitement, this beach is the perfect place to stop for a swim on the way to or from St Johns.

Situated in the outer region of St. John's, a mile west of downtown, St. Johns Harbor South is on the North West coast of Antigua. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, while St. Johns Harbor South is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Antigua either. This makes it an excellent choice for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach

This beach is conveniently located on St Johns Harbour, adjacent to the bustling capitol city. The beach is right off Gray's Farm Main Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

The stretch of sand is thin here, but still soft and white. The waters are beautiful Caribbean blue and you can watch boats come and go from the main port of the island.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that St. Johns Harbor South's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find St. Johns Harbor South on the North West coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort James, which is three quarters of a mile away.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (one of the closest to St. Johns Harbor South) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Antigua's traditions and culture.

If you can't wait to see as many of Antigua's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Johns Harbor South
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort James Historical Site 0.7 mi. N Antigua
King's Casino Casino 1.4 mi. E Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. E Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. E Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 1.5 mi. E Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 1.6 mi. E Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 1.6 mi. E Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 1.6 mi. E Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 1.9 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

Those visiting St. Johns Harbor South who are hoping to find a little additional excitement should consider heading over to St. John's, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. St. Johns Harbor South is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While vacationers will find just a few hotels nearby, those accommodations closest to St. Johns Harbor South are shown in the list that follows.

Accommodations near St. Johns Harbor South
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Heritage Hotel 1.4 mi. E Hotel
City View Hotel 1.6 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Serendipity Cottages 2.5 mi. NE Cottages


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. Russell's is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near St. Johns Harbor South
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 0.8 mi. N
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. W
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 1.1 mi. W
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Table D'Hote (268) 560-3534 -- -- 1.1 mi. E
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 1.2 mi. NNE
El Taco Loco (268) 562-8226 -- -- 1.2 mi. E
Ice Capades Palor and Park (311) 562-3844 -- -- -- --
Island B-Hive Sports Bar (268) 481-1322 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. E
Beehive Restaurant (268) 562-3787 International -- 1.4 mi. E
Pizzas in Paradise (268) 480-6979 Italian Informal 1.4 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Antigua you might like besides St. Johns Harbor South.

You may also enjoy St. Johns Harbor West, located three quarters of a mile away.

You may find that St. Johns Harbor South is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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