Dickenson Bay

Several big name resorts make their home on Dickenson Bay. That means there's plenty to do, including tours and water sports, but you're not likely to be all alone on this beach.

Positioned along the eastern outskirts of Dickenson Bay, this beach is on the North West coast of Antigua. you might want to drop by for some fun in the sun even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Antigua's beaches are known for being secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Dickenson Bay.

Dickenson Bay is located along the eastern outskirts of Dickenson Bay, near St. John's.

How to Access The Beach

Dickenson Bay is surrounded by activity. It's off of Anchorage Road, adjacent to the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the northwest coast of Antigua lies Dickenson Bay, with sugary white sand beaches and calm waters for sport and swim. Hotels, restaurants, vendor booths and shops abound. Off the coast of Dickenson Bay visitors will find several small uninhabited islands and a one-mile-long coral reef.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are an assortment of dining options in Antigua, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Some vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so guests looking for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. Dickenson Bay is a very popular beach, so there's bound to be some crowds. It is also a favorite destination for families with children and there's generally a good mix of both tourists and locals.

Dickenson Bay plus its offerings for comforts are of course found within a commonly visited area. What this means is that if you think these amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll be a good reason to visit earlier in the morning prior to when the other people show up or perhaps try a beach further away. If you arrive later, you may risk all of the services being overcrowded.

What's Nearby


Found on the North West coast of Antigua; it will be near other attractions like Grand Bay Casino, which is a quarter mile away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Antigua. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Dickenson Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bay Casino Casino 0.3 mi. SSW Antigua

Cities and Towns

Dickenson Bay is the closest city to this beach. It is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life. From the coast, Dickenson Bay is a fairly short distance away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a good assortment of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Dickenson Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove 0.1 mi. NE Antigua Resort
Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa 0.1 mi. S Antigua Resort
Dickenson Bay Cottages 0.2 mi. SE Antigua Cottages
Villas at Sunset Lane 0.4 mi. SSE Antigua Resort
Siboney Beach Club 0.4 mi. SW Antigua Hotel
Buccaneer Beach Club 0.4 mi. SW Antigua Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Bay House Restaurant. The restaurant features International cuisine.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Dickenson Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bay House Restaurant (268) 462-1223 International Fine Dining 0.0 mi. S
Warri Pier Restaurant on the Water (268) 462-0256 Caribbean, Continental Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Opus Restaurant and Bar (268) 462-1501 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Coconut Grove (268) 462-1538 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Clouds Restaurant (268) 462-0256 -- -- 0.4 mi. W
Pari's Bar and Restaurant (268) 462-1501 Caribbean, International -- 0.4 mi. W
Putters Bar & Grill (268) 463-4653 American -- 0.4 mi. W
Conor's Sports Bar (268) 562-7874 Sports bar -- 1.1 mi. SW
Leah's The Restaurant (268) 480-2031 Asian, Caribbean, International Fine Dining 1.1 mi. SW
Lobster Shack -- Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.1 mi. SW
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, Dickenson Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Antigua.

Vacationers may also want to visit Runaway Beach, which is located within a short distance. Sugary white sand and tranquil waters distinguish Antigua's Runaway Beach. A popular spot for vacationers, the beach is located next door to another popular beach area, Dickinson's Bay. Visitors to Runaway Beach will enjoy its sparkling blue water and fantastic sunsets.

Antigua has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Dickenson Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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