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Scotts Head

Located at the southern tip of Dominica lies Scott's Head. On either side of this tombolo is the clearly turbulent Martinique Channel/Atlantic Ocean and the calm Caribbean Sea. A small stony beach on the Caribbean side (part of the Marine Reserve) is used for picnicking and swimming. Part of the Soufriere-Scott's Head Marine Reserve.

Useful Information

To get to the beach it is a short walk from the village of the same name, but cars can drive here as well.  To get to the Fort it is a 20-minute walk to the top and well worth it - there are stunning views of the bay, north along the coast, and south to Martinique.

Hiking Difficulty:
  • Easy
Site Details:
  • Calm Waters
  • Rocky Beach
  • Watersports available
  • Public Convenience
  • Vehicular access
  • Path to beach
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Interesting Wildlife
Fun Facts
Did you know?:

Scott's Head is home to the remains of the first British Fort to be constructed on Dominica. Work on the Fort began in 1765 under the direction of Lieutenant Governor George Scott, after whom the British mapmakers named the headland. The Kalinago name for this site was Cacacrou.

Look out for:

Home to many rare and unusual creatures which are found in relative abundance here;
Dolphins are quite often seen playing in the bay, especially around sunset.

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