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Dickenson Bay

Lashings | Northwestern coast, Antigua
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Ranked #38 of 78 activities in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Dance Club/ Discos, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Tours
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kearny, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Each time we go to Antigua we head to a different beach. Dickinson is a short taxi ride from the center of town and the drivers will come back to get you.( We've been there twice already.) Share a taxi with someone to cut costs. The water is the beautiful azure blue and there are water sports if you are... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I took an excursion to Dickenson Bay because we heard the beach there was super. It was! We had a peaceful and relaxed day of just sunning and swimming in the gentle surf. The sand was clean and white, and the water was clear and unmarred by pollutants. The gentle breezes ruffled our rental umbrella ocassionally; but... More

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Arrochar, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Only had a very short morning visit - but well worth the trip. Lovely clean white sand and warm clear water. Lifeguards on hand but water safe for swimming. Jet skis available. Very friendly locals. drinks a bit pricey.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We took a cheap taxi ride from the cruise port to Dickenson Bay. We arranged for the same taxi driver to pick us up at an appointed time to return to the boat. The beach was very nice. The water was clear and not at all rough. We rented 2 chairs with an umbrella for $20USD. There is a small... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The real attraction here is the convenience. Antigua boasts 365 beaches and this is the most developed. There are two hotels on the sea front with their own sunbeds which they protect. The public space in the middle has a lot of sunbeds that are in various states of repair and when the cruise ships are in they soon go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The beach is beautiful with plenty of activities for one to enjoy. They have jet skis and banana boats available for rent. The beach is also near a resort so one can get a massage right on the beach! Local food is also available but it can get a bit pricey. There are also locals trying to sell you merchandise... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Chose Dickenson Beach on a cruise stop. Ride to this beach was a little disappointing, very poor and run down towns. The Sandals resort is on this beach but it is a large beach so it was not crowded at all. The water is a beautiful color but was not as clear as other beaches in the caribbean that we... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Yet another beautiful beach where public access is being hampered by hotels deterring visitors with barriers. The beaches are open to the public and hotels have to allow access. It is a wonderful location so bring your own drinks and you will save being ripped of by the beach bar that charges extortionate prices. e.g. £5 for a small bottle... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are going to Dickenson Bay in Antigua look out for Bead Daddy (otherwise known as Victor) by Antigua Village - he is well known all over the island and produces superb, durable and original pieces of beadwork in any colour and design you could want. Victor has samples for sale but you could order an original piece from... More

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