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Dickenson Bay Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Enjoy white sands, blue-green waters and thrilling watersports at this Caribbean beach, which is conveniently located close to the town of St. John’s. 

Dickenson Bay Beach is one of Antigua’s best-loved stretches of sand. Visit it yourself and see why. With bright white sand, clear waters, swaying palm trees and year-round sunshine, it is a Caribbean dream brought to life. Drive just a few minutes south from the beach and tour Antigua and Barbuda’s capital, St. John’s, with all the conveniences it offers.

The accessible position and great reputation of Dickenson’s Beach means it is rarely isolated. However, its great popularity also means that it has excellent facilities. Find lots of activities to keep family members of all ages entertained here. Rent a beach umbrella and relax in the shade. Have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants or food stands and set aside time to look for souvenirs in the local stores.

Try some of the exciting sports that make this beach so much fun. Experience the thrill of windsurfing or join a snorkeling tour that will head out into the long reef nearby. This is the place to spot a wide array of colorful marine life. Rent or bring your own snorkeling gear to see the underwater sights at your own swimming pace.

Go on a scenic boat trip to take a break from the beach. The uninhabited islands just off the coast offer a tranquil change of scenery. Rent a Jet Ski for a more adventurous way to enjoy the waves.

As the sun sets, stay near the water to enjoy outdoor cocktails and an incredible view. Take advantage of the beach’s urban location by heading inland and exploring other local nightlife options, including casinos.

Remember to bring a camera when you come to Dickenson Bay Beach, as the gorgeous vistas here are perfect material for vacation photos. Stay in one of the glamorous resorts or lovely holiday cottages located in and around Dickenson Bay itself or find accommodations farther inland. Antigua’s small size means this beautiful spot will be within easy reach from most of the island’s cities. V.C Bird International Airport is about a 20-minute drive from the beach.

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Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
5 out of 5
Dickinson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Nestled on the beach, this Dickenson Bay property is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Runaway Bay Beach. Fort Bay Beach and Jolly ...

4.3/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"The Antiguans are wonderful, fun people! Staff was wonderful! De’Vante took us to our room. Celestine kept our drinks full at the pool, while teasing poor Delano! Tia, Dennis and the staff at Beaches were fun while we shopped. Fantastic food, more quiet than expected, due to COVID-19. Made our Honeymoon ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2020

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Dickenson Bay Cottages
Dickenson Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
Anchorage Road, St. John's, Antigua
The price is CA $201 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Dickenson Bay, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Runaway Bay Beach. Marble Hill and Antigua ...

4.3/5Excellent! (118 reviews)

"I was very pleased with the location, walking distance to the beach and bars and good restaurants, and only 15 minutes or so to St. John's or the airport. I loved our airy, spacious, two-floor accommodations right alongside the pool. Everything was clean and the necessities were provided. I did not ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

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Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Nestled on the beach, this Dickenson Bay property is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Runaway Bay Beach. Fort Bay Beach and ...

3.2/5 (688 reviews)

"I liked how spread out the property is, the breathtaking view and options to eat at different spots on the compound. It was peaceful and very relaxing. I also felt safe. The only snag was in the bathroom where the water did not drain quickly in the tub and the toilet had to be flushed a few times ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

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Mar 23, 2020

Excellent beach area, best amenities in the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Cortwright,LD.C

Jan 24, 2020

I do believe it to be the best stretch of beaches in the world that I have seen,including the area front of Siboney Hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2019

Stay away from Sandals beach area - further down near Buccaneer Beach Resort is quieter.

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Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
5 out of 5
Dickinson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Dickenson Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
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The price is CA $201 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
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Siboney Beach Club
Siboney Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
The price is CA $223 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Trade Winds Hotel
4 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Antigua Village Beach Resort
Antigua Village Beach Resort
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Buccaneer Beach Club
Buccaneer Beach Club
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
The price is CA $272 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Dickenson Bay Oasis Antigua Village
3 out of 5
Marina Bay Road, St. John's
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