One of the several coves of the northern resort area, Anse Soldat is the beach of choice for everyone staying in that area.
Situated on the island of Dominica, 0.5 miles northwest of Anse Du Me, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Anse Soldat stands out because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches on Dominica may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Anse Soldat, but tend to be busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.
Bordered by two long peninsulas, the cove actually serves as a funnel, giving the beach some rough waters at times, and nice calm water at others. However, at all times you can expect to see beach-goers, swimmers, fishermen, and all other kinds of people enjoying their time here.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Dominica. Indigo Art Gallery is one of a number of area's attractions.
To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but some visitors find that museums like Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum (situated six miles to the west) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Dominica's interesting past.
If a visit to the Anse Soldat isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.
|Indigo Art Gallery||Art Gallery||2.9||WSW||Dominica|
Anse Soldat is very close to Calibishie, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Calibishie, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Calibishie is not far away, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Travelers seeking a place to stay near the beach won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.
|Wind Blow Estate||1.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Bayview Lodges||2.0 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Veranda View||2.1 mi.||E||Guest house|
|Calibishie Lodges Hotel||2.5 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Jacoway Inn||2.6 mi.||E||B & B|
|Sea Cliff Cottages||3.1 mi.||E||Cottages|
|Calibishie Cove||3.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Heaven's Best Guesthouse||4.7 mi.||W||Guest house|
|5.1 mi.||W||Guest house|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Domcan's Cafe. The restaurant has both American and Caribbean menu items.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|Domcan's Cafe||(767) 445-7794||American, Caribbean, International||Very Casual||--||--|
|(767) 277-0893||Creole||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||E|
|(767) 285-7100||Creole, Vegetarian||--||2.0 mi.||E|
|(767) 445-8900||International||--||2.1 mi.||E|
|Bamboo Restaurant||(767) 445-8537||Caribbean, International||Informal||2.5 mi.||E|
|Heaven's Best Restaurant||(767) 445-6677||American, Caribbean||Informal||4.7 mi.||W|
|(767) 445-6444||Jamaican||Very Casual||--||--|
|(767) 445-3755||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Anse Soldat.
Another option worth considering is Anse du Mai, located only a short distance away.
You may find that Anse Soldat is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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