There are five beaches in Five Islands Village, located just a few miles from St. John’s. One of the best is Deep Bay Beach. This view from Fort Barrington should convince you. After climbing down from Goat Hill, watch for a narrow path leading to this spectacular stretch of white sand. Snorkelers and divers are attracted to Deep Bay to explore The Andes. The 1874 British three-masted ship was loaded with asphalt when it caught fire and sunk in 30 feet of water in 1905.