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.

Positioned on the island of Antigua, close to St. John's, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Antigua's beaches, but at Soldier Bay West, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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

Since Soldier Bay West can be located in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Soldier Bay West is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Antigua; this area boasts other attractions such as Grand Bay Casino, which is less than a mile away.

Historical attractions like Fort James offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Soldier Bay West, and allow visitors to learn more about Antigua, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore is just a walk or cab ride from this site of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Soldier Bay West is in the Dickenson Bay area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town to Soldier Bay West is Dickenson Bay, which is not heavily urbanized, though it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From Soldier Bay West, Dickenson Bay is a fairly short distance away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is in a relatively touristed area, it usually isn't that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you and your party are looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the closest options to Soldier Bay West.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Warri Pier Restaurant on the Water is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Continental cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Soldier Bay West.

You might also enjoy Dickenson Bay, located only a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Soldier Bay East may be just what you're looking for. It's located a half mile to the east-northeast.

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 plenty of natural wonders to behold in Antigua, and Soldier Bay West is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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