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Dickenson Bay Beach

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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Siboney Beach Club $150
Siboney Beach Club

Siboney Beach Club

Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this St. John's hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dickenson Bay Beach and Runaway Bay Beach. Fort Bay Beach and Cedar Valley Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only $1,450
    Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only

    Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only

    Dickinson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 Harbour Marina are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Dickenson Bay Cottages $95
      Dickenson Bay Cottages

      Dickenson Bay Cottages

      Anchorage Road, St. John's, Antigua
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology (ABIIT) are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Trade Winds Hotel $199
        Trade Winds Hotel

        Trade Winds Hotel

        Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly St. John's hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Dickenson Bay Beach and Runaway Bay Beach. Marble Hill and Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology (ABIIT) are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Antigua Village Beach Resort
          Antigua Village Beach Resort

          Antigua Village Beach Resort

          Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Dickenson Bay condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Runaway Bay Beach. Fort Bay Beach and Cedar Valley Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
            Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive

            Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive

            Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 Cedar Valley Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Buccaneer Beach Club $161
              Buccaneer Beach Club

              Buccaneer Beach Club

              Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this St. John's hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dickenson Bay Beach and Runaway Bay Beach. Fort Bay Beach and Cedar Valley Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Your Villa in Antigua, 5 Minutes Walking by Dickenson Beach With Private Pool
                Your Villa in Antigua, 5 Minutes Walking by Dickenson Beach With Private Pool

                Your Villa in Antigua, 5 Minutes Walking by Dickenson Beach With Private Pool

                St. John's, Saint John
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Dickenson Bay, this villa is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Runaway Bay Beach. Marble Hill and Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology (ABIIT) are also within 3 mi (5 km).