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 a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for people who are so inclined. Click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a location offering that option is Runaway Beach. Runaway Beach has calm waters for swimming and a beach bar where you can grab a beer. Its spotted with hotels, but usually not too crowded.

Attractions Map

Another good option for snorkeling fans 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: There is an unpaved road that leads to this beach. You can access it off of Cedar Grove Main Road.

Luckily, the area is home to plenty of additional beaches in and around the area. To find out about other beaches available, read this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort James

One popular destination is Fort James. It is situated on 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit St. John's Cathedral. It is located 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.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find some other choices as well. To read about other other sites worth seeing near Dickenson Bay, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Nelson's Dockyard National Park

Vacationers who like spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy visiting Victoria Park. 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.

A second attraction that's popular with visitors is Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour. 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.

Dickenson Bay has a nice selection of choices too. Click to see our page regarding natural attractions near Dickenson Bay.


Ready for some action? Guests interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will find several places to go in and near the area.

Grand Bay Casino is located in 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 slot machines are part of your plans, you might try King's Casino. King's Casino has been keeping vacationers in Antigua entertained since 1988, and is considered to be the most popular casino on the island. The casino is located in downtown St. John's, Antigua at Heritage Quay, and features hundreds of slot machines as well as a few live table games.

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.

These are just a few of the options. Click to visit our page about gaming in and near Dickenson Bay.


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