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.

Located near the middle of Dickenson Bay, this beach is on the North West coast of Antigua. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. While Antigua has more secluded beaches than Dickenson Bay, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to attract vacationers.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Dickenson Bay. There are several types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Antigua, but eating at the beach can be especially fun. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Dickenson Bay is a bustling area, which means the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Antigua. It's located near Grand Bay Casino, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is a local place of interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Cities near Dickenson Bay include Dickenson Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From the beach, Dickenson Bay is not far away, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the following table.

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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is The Beach. A major perk of this restaurant is that it's within walking range.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Dickenson Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Beach (268) 480-6940 Bar and grill Informal 0.0 mi. N
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
Putters Bar & Grill (268) 463-4653 American -- 0.3 mi. S
Bay House Restaurant (268) 462-1223 Caribbean, Eclectic Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SE
Coconut Grove (268) 462-1538 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
La Bussola Restaurant (268) 562-1545 Eclectic, Italian Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SW
Bartleys Restaurant (800) 557-6536 International Informal 1.1 mi. NE
The Cove Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.1 mi. NE
The Palm Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.1 mi. NE
Conor's Sports Bar (268) 562-7874 Sports bar -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Dickenson Bay in Antigua.

You may also like Soldier Bay West, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located a half mile to the north-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Galley Bay Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Runaway Beach, located a mile to the south west. 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 dropping by Dickenson Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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