Runaway Beach Antigua

Where is Runaway Beach Beach?


Runaway Beach Antigua can be found in Runaway Bay, just two miles north of downtown St. John’s and a mere 20-minute car ride from the island’s airport. Runaway Beach sits on Antigua’s northwestern edge and is worth a visit even if you’re staying elsewhere on the island.


Conveniently situated right next to the popular Dickenson Bay, Runaway Beach is easy to access and open to the public. It is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. A comfortable ten-minute stroll will take you from the quiet Runaway Beach to the hustle and bustle of Dickenson Bay. 

If arriving by car, head north from the centre of St. John’s, and you’ll reach Runaway Beach in about ten minutes. You can, of course, also opt for the comfort of an air-conditioned taxi. 

Please note that there are no public toilet facilities at Runaway Beach, so if you’re travelling with young children, you may want to choose one of the many other beautiful beaches on the island.


The Caribbean is known for its picture-perfect sandy beaches and clear, turquoise waters. No wonder many individuals and businesses relocate there every year! (And many use our personal relocation and  business relocation services.) One island stands out: Antigua is famous for its 365 beaches – one for every day of the year! Particularly popular is the stunning Runaway Beach. Within easy reach of the St. John’s cruise port terminal, it attracts locals and visitors alike. 

Whether you prefer a quiet day outdoors or would like to get involved in one of the many activities on offer, Runaway Beach Antigua has something for every taste. From lounging in a beach chair to kayaking or exploring the area on horseback, perhaps even jet skiing if you’re feeling adventurous – the choices are endless. Check out some Runaway Beach Antigua reviews and read on to find out what’s on offer for you at Runaway Bay Beach Antigua.

About the beach

Food and Drink

Mistic Beach Bar

An ever-popular choice is the vibrant beachfront Mistic Beach Bar in Runaway Bay with its rustic charm. Enjoy some tasty local Caribbean cuisine and watch the sunset while sipping a cool cocktail! 

Chippy Antigua

A long-standing favourite for seafood lovers – and just a short hop from Runaway Bay Beach Antigua – is Chippy Antigua, known for its delicious fish and chips. The trademark staple is served from a colourful van next to the beach at nearby  Dickenson Bay. Perfect for a casual meal by the sea for the whole family to enjoy!

Touloulou Bar and Restaurant

If fine dining is your thing, or you’d like to book a corporate function, take a look at the mouthwatering all-day dining menu of Touloulou Bar and Restaurant – it won’t disappoint! From burgers and seafood to Asian dishes and lobster, the choices are seemingly endless.

Kon Tiki Bar and Grill

And finally: recommended by locals and a hot tip for those after a unique Caribbean experience is the cool Kon Tiki Bar and Grill with its fancy swim-up bar which floats off the shore of Runaway Beach! (Insiders swear by the Rum Punch!)



LIf you’re a beach lover, you can simply hire a beach chair and umbrella and enjoy some relaxing time in the sun. Afterwards, cool down with a swim in the crystal-clear ocean or go snorkelling in the shallow water and catch a glimpse of the many colourful fish circling your feet. 

Horse lovers will enjoy the exciting horseback riding tour all the way to Fort James, which can be organised at one of the huts on the beach. 

Another option is to rent a kayak or snorkel gear and set off to explore the coast. Many visitors like to kayak around the whole bay and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful location. 

If you would like more information about any of the activities on offer, please contact our friendly Relocate Antigua team, who will be happy to organise tours and book tickets for you.


There are several accommodation options in the vicinity of Runaway Beach, ranging from simple hotels to upmarket resorts. You may choose to stay at one of them or in a traditional villa while our professional real estate experts organise your long-term rental accommodation.


This is a lovely cozy little hotel is located on Anchorage road just about five minutes from Runaway Beach. It is a colorful inn with approximately 40 rooms sporting vibrant décor. Each room hotel is named after a Caribbean island adding to the tropical ambiance. The surroundings are decorated with brilliant fragrant flowers; altogether a great setting to embrace peace and nature.


This is a lavish hotel located very near to Dickenson Beach, and right next to Mckinnon’s Pond. The property sports charming villas and cottages each featuring fully furnished bedrooms and kitchenettes and free WIFI service.


Siboney Beach Club is a quaint little hotel located in the lush gardens of Dickenson Beach. This hotel offers a quiet comfortable vacation experience, with deluxe and executive style rooms.


Antigua Village Condominium Resort is a unique luxury resort that features 45 accommodation spaces including lavish villas and suites. The resort has a gorgeous swimming pool and offers airport taxi services upon request.


Sandals Grande Antigua features 11 restaurants,  7 bars including swim-up bars, a plethora of water and land activities, exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, and butler and concierge service. This resort was voted the world’s most romantic hotel for the past years. 

Our bespoke  Concierge  Service will gladly book the right accommodation for you if you let us know your requirements!

Picture-worthy spots

Head out early and arrive at Runaway Beach in time to watch the sunrise. The beach will still be quiet, and you’ll get to enjoy a wonderful, scenic photo opportunity. White sands and crystal-clear waters: this is what the Caribbean is all about!

The picturesque backdrop of rocky Corbison Point on the northern end of Runaway Beach Antigua will also make for a memorable picture-postcard moment.


What To Bring


Special Notes

Also adjacent to Runaway Bay Beach Antigua is Fort James Beach, just 2.4 km in the other direction. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Fort James Beach attracts many cruise ship visitors given its vicinity to the cruise ship dock in St. John’s.

Runaway Beach St John’s Antigua is a stunning beach that will make you feel relaxed from the moment you get there. With its calm water, it invites visitors to grab a beach chair and simply enjoy life. Whether you like to be active with your family, hit the beach bar with friends or just soak up the sun after work, Runaway Beach Antigua and Barbuda has a lot to offer.

For more insider tips from local experts, call Relocate Antigua on +1 268 736 3905 today or drop us an email at!

Check out our photos of Runaway Beach

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