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 in the northwestern part of Cedar Grove, near St. John's, Soldier Bay East is on the North West coast of Antigua. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Although the area isn't crowded with buildings, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile since it's removed from certain noisier areas.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Soldier Bay East is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Soldier Bay East is on the North West coast of Antigua. It's located near Grand Bay Casino, which is found one and a quarter miles to the south west, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you want to learn more about the history of Antigua, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Sugar Mill Ruins, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Cities near Soldier Bay East include Dickenson Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From the beach, Dickenson Bay is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


How many other people you encounter at Soldier Bay East will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers trying to find a hotel room near Soldier Bay East won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Antigua's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Bartleys Restaurant. The restaurant features International cuisine. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

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

Needless to say, Soldier Bay East isn't the only beach worth visitng in Antigua.

You might also enjoy Dickenson Bay, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Soldier Bay West. It's found a half mile to the west-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Runaway Beach, located two miles 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.

Maybe Soldier Bay East is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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