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Dickenson Bay

Lashings | Northwestern coast, Antigua
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Ranked #37 of 84 Activities in Antigua
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Dance Club/ Discos, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Tours
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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While in Antigua we had asked to be taken to Runaway Bay (which we did see and was also beautiful) but our taxi cab driver took us to Dickenson Bay instead (that seems to be a common practice on a lot of the islands). Anyway....we were so happy we ended up there. It was amazing. The sand was so soft... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the beach next to the 5 star Sandels hotel. As all beaches in Antigua belong to the people they can't stop you using the beach. It's a really beautiful long beach that has crystal clear shallow sea. If you want to jet ski or take a boat ride there are plenty of options. Say hello to George Patrick... More

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Gramado, RS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Calm and quiet beach. Great to have some short walks and relax. Just a little far from the Port and Downtown. You need to take a cab.

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Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped here for the day off our cruise and we decided to go all the way to the left of the beach where there was nobody all morning. It was a very peaceful beach with calm water, perfect for little kids. We would definitely be back here!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

no cruise ship booking needed, just take a short taxi ride. lots of activities my kids did the horseback ride along the beach(nick's horses) and COCONUT oil massage by husband and wife tandem, highly recommended!!! Kevin and Mai beach massage was amazing. they are located near sandals resort.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It can be overwhelming trying to find a great beach to spend the day, especially if you are on a cruise ship and only get one chance. We ended up in Dickenson after we decided to share a taxi cab with some fellow cruisers. It was a hard decision because Antiqua has so many beach options. Dickenson is very close... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice pleasant beachfront and the view is great. The 'hawkers' only ask once and then leave you be. Busy, but not imposing.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Visited this beach as part of an organised trip whilst on a cruise holiday . The beach has glorious soft white sand and fantastic turquoise blue water . Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire as are jet skis . The beach was life guard protected and also had toilets present . Snacks and drinks available from the beach bar... More

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Terrace, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The soft, powdery sand beach at Dickensen Bay is flanked by unbelievable greenish-blue seas that merge with an unobstructed horizon of azure blue skies.When you first walk onto the beach and see the ocean you are just awestruck by the colors.The bay is protected by protruding land masses on either end. This beach, on the northwest side of Antigua, is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The best beach in Antigua if you have active children in our opinion. We would recommend you stay in a hotel near it, and maybe try one of the catamaran day trips around the island - very worthwhile! There are beach vendors but they're not too problematic.

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