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.

Positioned in the outer region of St. John's, a mile west of the "downtown" area, St. Johns Harbor South is on the North West edge of Antigua. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is St. Johns Harbor South, which is generally active and popular, but not usually over-crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, St. Johns Harbor South offers a good middle ground.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that St. Johns Harbor South's immediate surroundings are is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Found on the North West coast of Antigua; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort James, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 is near St. John's, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. St. Johns Harbor South visitors looking for other opportunities for exploration might consider going to St. John's, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find few accommodations withing driving distance, those options closest to the beach can be seen 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Russell's. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. Many guests rave about 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.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Needless to say, St. Johns Harbor South isn't the only beach worth visitng in Antigua.

You may also enjoy St. Johns Harbor West, located three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest.

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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