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DICKINSON BAY. Dickinson Bay, a roughly circular bay just over a mile across at its widest point, is on the west side of Galveston Bay southwest of San Leon in north central Galveston County just south of the Chambers county line (at 29°28' N, 94°56' W). The bay is fed by Dickinson Bayou and formed by the extension of Cat Point, April Fool Point, and Shell Island into Galveston Bay.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"DICKINSON BAY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.