Beaches of the Nature Isle

 

Rugged sandy beaches on the eastern coast

Dominica’s Beaches

Where to swim, snorkel, surf, or sunbathe

Dominica has a number of beautiful beaches scattered along the East and West coasts. Where the east is rugged and windblown from the constant trade winds, the west is calm and drier. Most beaches are stone or sand, ranging from a whitish/grey sand to black, a reminder of the youth of the island and it’s volcanic origins.

Swimming

Swimming can occur at most beaches, or really anywhere there is access to the sea along the West Coast. However, this is not the case along the Eastern Coast. Due to rip currents and undertows, one must exercise extreme caution and only swim where recommended.  Find out more…

Surfing

Although not a very popular pastime in Dominica, there are a few places where it is possible. Find out more about:

Escape

Looking for somewhere excluded where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings in peace and quiet? Although this is never a guarantee, find out more about beaches and other sites great for escape.

Snorkeling

With topography like Dominica, stepping into the water and dipping your head in can reveal a whole other world right from shore. Find out more about the best beaches for snorkeling.

Picnicking

A nice picnic can be held anywhere, but whether it is a private one or a big family bash, access is the determining factor. Search through

Wildlife

Turtle watching, bird watching or even casting your eye towards the horizon in search of passing whales and dolphins. Although all beaches display their own share of local inhabitants, these are great beaches for observing wildlife.

Quick Facts

There are a wide number of beaches that can cater to various needs

Total Beaches: 27

Most Popular:

Seaweed

Did you know?

During the late hurricane season, swaths of seaweed known as Sargassum, from the Sargasso Sea, drift across the Atlantic sometimes landing on the beach shore. Not always a comfortable or attractive addition to a beach, this seaweed does provide great cover for fish and vital feeding grounds. It is also great for fertilizer and compost.

But although a natural occurrence, in recent years there has been a massive Sargassum Seeweed bloom, resulting in large quantities inundating beaches all over the Caribbean and the Americas.  It is believed that warming ocean temperatures and increased nutrients due to climate change are the cause.  Find out more about the Sargasso Sea here.

 

All Beaches

Sort through the listings and find the beach for you.

Photo of Mero Beach on the west coast.

Found 17 listings

Pointe Baptiste Beach
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Summary: Delightfully picturesque white-sand beach.
Location:
Calibishie

Mero Beach
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Summary: Popular West Coast Beach
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Mero Beach, Mero

Champagne Beach
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Summary: Popular stony beach good for snorkeling
Location:
Pointe Michel
Time Commitment (2):

5 minutes

Picard & Coconut Beach
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Summary: This is the longest stretch of beach on the island. Spanning the area know as Picard, the Ross University bounds with [...]
Location:
Picard, Saint John Parish, Dominica

Purple Turtle Beach
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Summary: Popular beach, especially on weekends and public holidays this sits on Prince Rupert's Bay in an area called Lagon, [...]
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Purple Turtle Beach

Rosalie Beach
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Summary: This is a lovely black sand beach known for it's Turtle Watching. The Rosalie Bay Resort bounds with the beach, [...]
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Rosalie Bay

Number 1 Beach
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Summary: Beautiful rugged grey sand beach on the Northeast Coast.
Location:
Hampstead

Scott’s Head
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Summary: Scott’s Head lies at the southern tip of Dominica.
Location:
Scotts Head

Hampstead Beach
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Summary: Secluded black-sand beach
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Batibou Bay

Secret Beach
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Summary: Hidden beach near Portsmouth
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Portsmouth
Journey Distance:

10 - 15 minute boat ride from Coconut Beach

Rodney’s Rock
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Summary: A shallow dive offering one of the best critter dives.
Location:
Jimmit, Mahaut

Douglas Bay
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Summary: Quiet bay with small sandy beach.
Location:
Douglas Bay, Tanetane

Castle Bruce Beach & Bay
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Summary: Beautiful, sweeping bay on Atlantic coast
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Castle Bruce

Woodford Hill Beach
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Summary: Beautiful north-east coast beach
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Woodfordhill