Attractions in Dickenson Bay

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Dickenson's Bay is most commonly associated with its long stretch of white sandy beachfront adjoining various sizes and types of accommodations. Guests staying in this area have immediate access to the Caribbean sea and a beautiful salt water pond, tempting them to spend most of their time close by.  However, there are plenty of other things to see and do.  Casinos are popular in the area, and there are a few parks to explore, but if go just a bit farther, into the nearby city of St. John's and beyond, you'll find a much wider variety of attractions to check out.


Runaway Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that specific beach.

One beach that offers snorkeling is Runaway Beach. Runaway Beach is on Antigua's western coast and features rocky Corbinson Point on it's north end and a salt water pond on it's inland edge. It's the perfect beach for a sunset stroll.

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Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is Dickenson Bay. Dickenson Bay is surrounded by activity. It's off of Anchorage Road, adjacent to the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort.

Soldier Bay West: Soldier Bay West is an isolated beach, hiding itself between big name beach resorts and waiting to be discovered by the island's more curious visitors.

Needless to say, the area is home to plenty of other beaches to choose from in and around the area. To visit our detailed guide to beaches, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort James

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort James. It is located within St. John's, 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of central Dickenson Bay. Once of the earlier British forts on the island, Fort James was constructed in 1706 in fear of an eventual French invasion. Till this day it stands guard in front of St. John's Harbor, though now mainly as a tourist attraction.

Another popular destination is St. John's Cathedral. It is found in downtown St. John's, 2.4 mi. South of central Dickenson Bay. A wide collection of historic religious pieces are housed at St. John's Cathedral, each with a story to tell. Some such items include two large silver chalises circa the 17th century, six silver-plated Alms plates from 1839, countless historic crosses in numerous materials, and more.

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda: Puruse this museum and discover the fascinating history of Antigua, from before European settlements to cultural experiences today. It may provide you with a new lens with which to view this tropical paradise.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. Anyone who needs to obtain more information concerning other sites worth seeing close to Dickenson Bay on this page.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Victoria Park is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. <p>Originally established in 1888, the gardens offer visitors a quiet escape from the crowds of St. Johns and Dickenson Bay. Among the flowers and trees, you will be able to relax and take a break from more active adventures.</p>

Another local attraction you might enjoy is Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour. <p>Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique way to view the rainforest of Antigua. On one of nine zip-lines or two canopy bridges you can experience a fully guided and exhilarating tour of some of the most beautiful land on the island.</p>

These are only some of what's available. You can go to this article concerning natural attractions nearby if you'd like additional details.


Feeling lucky? Vacationers interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will discover a few places to do so in and near the area.

Grand Bay Casino is located within the heart of Dickenson Bay. Come play at one of the largest Casinos on Antigua. Grand Bay Casino has all of the popular games like poker and blackjack, and then some of the more rare ones.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, you might try King's Casino. King Casino is open everyday of the week. On Monday through Saturday, it is open from 10:00am until 4:00am.

Asot's Arcade: For many people, their favorite part of spending an evening at a casino is playing the slots. If this is true of you, you'll love Ascot's Arcade Jackpot Casino Slots on St. John, Antigua.

Needless to say, you will find additional choices too. You can read this page about gaming in and near Dickenson Bay if you want to learn more details.


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