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.
Positioned in Cedar Grove, near St. John's, Soldier Bay East is on the North West edge of Antigua. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Soldier Bay East is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not quiet or boring either.
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.
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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Remember to take into account that the region in which Soldier Bay East is located is an urban area, so plan accordingly.
Soldier Bay East is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North West coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Grand Bay Casino, which is one and a quarter miles to the south west.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Antigua, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Sugar Mill Ruins, which is just a quick taxi trip away.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|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|
|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|
|Art Gallery||3.4 mi.||S||Antigua|
Cities near Soldier Bay East include Dickenson Bay, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wanting to scope out the local scene. From the coast, Dickenson Bay is not far away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.
Since the beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually all that difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you and your party are hoping to book a place that's near the water, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Soldier Bay East.
|Blue Waters Hotel||0.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove||0.8 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Dickenson Bay Cottages||0.9 mi.||SW||Cottages|
|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|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Bartleys Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They are also famous for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|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|
|(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|
|Blu Pineapple||(268) 462-1501||American||Informal||1.0 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|
Antigua has many beaches, so if Soldier Bay East doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Dickenson Bay, located just a short distance away. Others might prefer Soldier Bay West, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a half mile to the west-southwest.
Travelers may also want to consider Runaway Beach, which is located two miles to the south west. 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.
Perhaps Soldier Bay East is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Antigua offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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