Soldier Bay East

Soldier Bay East is a quiet beach flanked by rocky formations and hidden in lush green woods. It's a clean beach with patches of pink sand. Though close to resorts and villas, it has a serene feeling to it.

Located on the northwestern edge of Cedar Grove, in the general vicinity of St. John's, Soldier Bay East is on the North West edge of Antigua. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Soldier Bay East stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Antigua may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Soldier Bay East, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
The public can access this beach from a dirt road off of Cedar Grove Main Road. It's the second left after Marble Hill Road if you're heading north. This route requires four wheel drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Boasting calm bay waters and incredibly soft soft sand, this is a typical beautiful Caribbean beach. There are soft ocean beds for swimming and wading and some good snorkeling on the west side of the beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Be mindful that Soldier Bay East's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North West coast of Antigua; the area is home to other attractions such as Grand Bay Casino, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Soldier Bay East
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bay Casino Casino 1.2 mi. SW Antigua
Cedar Valley Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 mi. SSE Antigua
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 3.1 mi. SSE Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 3.2 mi. SW Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 3.2 mi. S Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 3.3 mi. S Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 3.3 mi. S Antigua
King's Casino Casino 3.3 mi. S Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.4 mi. S Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 3.4 mi. S Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.4 mi. S Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.4 mi. S Antigua

Cities and Towns

Soldier Bay East is in the Dickenson Bay area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Soldier Bay East is Dickenson Bay, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for those wanting to scope out the local scene. From Soldier Bay East, Dickenson Bay is a fairly short distance away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Soldier Bay East will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For visitors looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest to Soldier Bay East.

Accommodations near Soldier Bay East
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Waters Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Sandpiper Reef Resort 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove 0.8 mi. SW Resort
Dickenson Bay Cottages 0.9 mi. SW Cottages
Trade Winds Hotel 0.9 mi. SSW Hotel
Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa 1.0 mi. SW Resort
Villas at Sunset Lane 1.1 mi. SSW Hotel
Siboney Beach Club 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Buccaneer Beach Club 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Serendipity Cottages 2.1 mi. S Cottages

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Soldier Bay East; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Bartleys Restaurant. This restaurant serves International food. They also specialize in seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Soldier Bay East
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bartleys Restaurant (800) 557-6536 International Informal 0.2 mi. E
The Cove Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. E
The Palm Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.2 mi. E
Blue Waters (268) 462-0290 Buffet Fine Dining 0.2 mi. ENE
Warri Pier Restaurant on the Water (268) 462-0256 Caribbean, Continental Informal 0.8 mi. SW
The Beach (268) 480-6940 Bar and grill Informal 0.9 mi. SW
Bay House Restaurant (268) 462-1223 Caribbean, Eclectic Fine Dining 0.9 mi. SSW
Putters Bar & Grill (268) 463-4653 American -- 1.2 mi. SW
Chippy Antigua (268) 724-1166 Caribbean, English Very Casual 1.2 mi. SW
Coconut Grove (268) 462-1538 International Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
La Bussola Restaurant (268) 562-1545 Eclectic, Italian Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SW
Conor's Sports Bar (268) 562-7874 Sports bar -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Soldier Bay East.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Dickenson Bay, located within a mile or so. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Soldier Bay West. It's found a half mile to the west-southwest.

You may also enjoy Runaway Beach, located only a short distance away. Sugary white sand and tranquil waters distinguish Antigua's Runaway Beach. A popular spot for vacationers, the beach is located next door to another popular beach area, Dickinson's Bay. Visitors to Runaway Beach will enjoy its sparkling blue water and fantastic sunsets.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Antigua, and Soldier Bay East offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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