Dickenson Bay

Photo credit: © James Gale

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.

Situated in the eastern outskirts of Dickenson Bay, this beach is on the North West edge of Antigua. you might think about stopping by for a visit even if you aren't staying particularly close If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that many of Antigua's beaches are quiet and undisturbed. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are better off trying a beach like Dickenson Bay, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

Dickenson Bay is located along the eastern outskirts of Dickenson Bay, in the general vicinity of 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'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own style of cuisine, and Antigua is no different. One of the most memorable places to enjoy the local fare is right on the water. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Dickenson Bay. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for a place to relax in the shade will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want 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.

However, try to keep in mind that even if you can find at least one or two amenities and services (BLANK) if you go to Dickenson Bay, it can be located in a tourist hotspot. This means that if you're sure that the amenities are a crucial feature, naturally, it's a good motivator to visit earlier in the day before the crowds do or perhaps go to a different beach further away. If you do not, you may risk all the amenities being too crowded for you to use.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Antigua. Grand Bay Casino is easy to walk to, and it is one attraction close-by.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. 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

This beach is near Dickenson Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town to Dickenson Bay is Dickenson Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From the beach, Dickenson Bay is a quick trip away, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests will find a decent selection of hotel booking options to pick from in the area surrounding Dickenson Bay. The most convenient of which have been listed 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Bay House Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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
Blu Pineapple (268) 462-1501 American Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Chippy Antigua (268) 724-1166 Caribbean, English Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSW
Coconut Grove (268) 462-1538 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Clouds Restaurant (268) 462-0256 -- -- 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
Lobster Shack -- Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.1 mi. SW
Lobster Shack Bar -- -- -- 1.1 mi. SW
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Dickenson Bay in Antigua.

You may also want to consider Runaway Beach, located only a short distance away. 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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