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.

Located on the edge of St. John's, a mile west of the downtown area, St. Johns Harbor South is on the North West coast of Antigua. You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in Antigua are quiet and secluded, but St. Johns Harbor South is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since St. Johns Harbor South is found in an area popular among tourist, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as St. Johns Harbor South is on the North West coast of Antigua. It's located near Fort James, which is seen three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This museum is relatively near St. Johns Harbor South, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

St. Johns Harbor South visitors looking for additional places to explore should think about making the trip to St. John's, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity.


How many other people you encounter at St. Johns Harbor South will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although beach-goers will find just a few hotels in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the table 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 looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Russell's. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides St. Johns Harbor South.

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

Antigua has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to St. Johns Harbor South could end up a family favorite.


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