Soldier Bay West

Soldier Bay West is an isolated beach, hiding itself between big name beach resorts and waiting to be discovered by the island's more curious visitors.

Situated on the island of Antigua, near St. John's, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the beaches in Antigua are quiet and secluded, but at Soldier Bay West, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
There is an unpaved road that leads to this beach. You can access it off of Cedar Grove Main Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Soldier Bay West is a very quiet beach without development. The sand is soft and white, the ocean clear blue. There waters are calmed by the jutting land around the bay.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Bear in mind that Soldier Bay West's location is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Antigua. It is near Grand Bay Casino, which is located less than a mile away, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're intrigued by Antigua's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort James, which is reachable on foot or by taking a taxi from the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Soldier Bay West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bay Casino Casino 0.9 mi. SSW Antigua
Cedar Valley Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 mi. SE Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 2.9 mi. SSW Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 3.1 mi. S Antigua
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 3.1 mi. SE Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 3.1 mi. S Antigua
King's Casino Casino 3.1 mi. S Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 3.1 mi. S Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. S Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 3.2 mi. S Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 mi. S Antigua
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.3 mi. S Antigua

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Soldier Bay West is Dickenson Bay, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for guests wanting to get a taste of local life. From Soldier Bay West, Dickenson Bay is just up the road, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Those seeking a room not far from the beach should find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Soldier Bay West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove 0.5 mi. SSW Resort
Blue Waters Hotel 0.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Dickenson Bay Cottages 0.6 mi. S Cottages
Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa 0.7 mi. SSW Resort
Trade Winds Hotel 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Villas at Sunset Lane 0.9 mi. S Hotel
Siboney Beach Club 0.9 mi. SW Hotel
Buccaneer Beach Club 1.0 mi. SW Hotel
Sandpiper Reef Resort 1.0 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Warri Pier Restaurant on the Water. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Continental cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Soldier Bay West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Warri Pier Restaurant on the Water (268) 462-0256 Caribbean, Continental Informal 0.5 mi. SSW
The Beach (268) 480-6940 Bar and grill Informal 0.6 mi. SSW
Bartleys Restaurant (800) 557-6536 International Informal 0.6 mi. ENE
The Cove Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.6 mi. ENE
The Palm Restaurant (800) 557-6536 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.6 mi. ENE
Blue Waters (268) 462-0290 Buffet Fine Dining 0.6 mi. ENE
Bay House Restaurant (268) 462-1223 Caribbean, Eclectic Fine Dining 0.7 mi. S
Chippy Antigua (268) 724-1166 Caribbean, English Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSW
Putters Bar & Grill (268) 463-4653 American -- 0.9 mi. SSW
Coconut Grove (268) 462-1538 International Very Casual 0.9 mi. SW
La Bussola Restaurant (268) 562-1545 Eclectic, Italian Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SSW
Conor's Sports Bar (268) 562-7874 Sports bar -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Antigua, and Soldier Bay West is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Dickenson Bay, situated only a short distance away. On the other hand, Soldier Bay East offers more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a half mile to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Runaway Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. 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.

Antigua has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Soldier Bay West is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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