Dickenson Bay


Welcome to Dickenson Bay

Dickenson Bay is located on the Northwestern coast of Antigua. It is the most developed beach on the island. You can find hotels, restaurants and water sports for your leisure.

The waters are shallow so you can spend all day in it on whatever side of the long beach you choose. Dickenson Bay is the perfect beach to be active or meet others.

Dickenson Bay

Where is Dickenson Bay?


Dickenson Bay is located on the northwestern coast in Antigua, close to the Cedar Grove. While Dickenson Bay is not the most secluded beach in Antigua, its white beaches and tranquil seas attract many visitors. A string of large resort hotels give Dickenson Bay one of the island’s largest collections of rooms.


Dickenson Bay is off of Anchorage Road, adjacent to the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort.

Things To Do


Going jet skiing is an adrenaline rush that also gives you a view of the island you can’t get in any other way. You’ll zoom all over the turquoise waters that surround Dickenson Bay and check out otherwise tough-to-get-to gems around the rocks.

Ever ridden a jet ski before? No problem. The friendly jetskii guys on the beach will provide instructions on driving and safety.


Experience the beauty of being on the water when you embark on kayak ride that puts you up close and personal with Dickens’s Bays refreshing turquoise waters and spectacular scenery.

Resorts on the Beach


Sandals Grande Antigua features a realm of chic sophistication where European grandeur unfolds from the hillside to villas- y-the-sea at the Six-Star, allsuite Mediterranean Oceanview Village.


Every rex resort is located directly on a fabulous beach, and the uniquely fascinating Halycon Cove is no exception. It is, in so many ways, a charming Antiguan vacation hotel, offering you the perfect  pportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim before breakfast or a romantic stroll along the shore by night, all at an affordable price.


Siboney Beach Club is an intimate, romantic, all suites hotel set in a fabulous, bird and flower filled, tropical garden, on the sheltered mile long white sand beach of Dickenson Bay. A tranquil hideaway for the discerning, independent, traveler looking for excellence in Caribbean hospitality and ‘home away from home’ comfort.

Restaurants on the Beach


Salt Plage

Salt Plage is set right on the beach at Dickenson Bay and offers spectacular views. The bar and restaurant are equally popular with the island’s many visitors and local Antiguans alike. The atmosphere is the perfect combination of tranquility and vibrancy, fun and romance.

The menu has something to suit every taste, from the famous Lobster Thermidor to watermelon and feta salad, from sirloin steak to a burger and fries. Many of the dishes, such as Antigua salt fish and Jamaican jerk pork, celebrate the Caribbean culture. Salt Plage also has an extensive wine list that complements the menu.

Kon Tiki

Whether you’re just emerging from a long and painful winter or you enjoy al fresco drinking all year, everyone knows that daytime drinking is more fun on the water. Grab your swimsuit and your sunnies because we’ve rounded up the world’s coolest booze spots.

Anas on the Beach

Anas on the Beach is a great spot to chill in the middle of Dickenson Bay. They serve lunch, tapas or dinner mixing foods from the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. They also have beach cabanas to make your beach stay even better!

The restaurant also features an art gallery and artisan shop where you can browse locally made Antiguan products.

Secret Spots


Aloe Vera

Dickenson Bay


Vendors stroll the beach offering simple treasures you can take back home to remember Dickenson Bay or use during your time at the beach

Picture Worthy Spots

Infront of the Kon Tiki surfboard sign is a great place to take some photos. It has a rugged island feel. Everywhere else on the beach is also great for photos too!


What To Bring

Villa Stays

Nest led on Dickenson Bay, one of Antigua’s most breathtaking beaches, Antigua Village Condominium Beach Resort is a unique combination of comfort, character and local culture that encapsulates the spirit of the Caribbean. The resort comprises 94 individually owned br ight and spacious studios, suites or villas over looking the beach and the azure water of the Carbbean Sea or the lush tropical gardens than abundance of colourful flowers and fruit trees around the secluded pool .

Special Notes


Wheelchair access is also
available for some spots on the beach.


Sometimes turtle nesting and hatching can be seen on the beach.

Check out our photos of Dickenson Bay

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