Black Sands Beach

It is not hard to see how Black Sands Beach got its name. Come take a look at one of the most famous beaches on the island.

Situated on the island of Dominica, You might want even if you are not staying particularly close by.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand and Black Sand Beach is fully sand, not a dirt-sand mix that is common in other beaches with black sand. This makes the beach a wonder to see (and feel), especially if staying in the northern part of Dominica.

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

Since Black Sands Beach happens to be located inside an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Black Sands Beach on Dominica's North coast. Guests might consider staying at the Calibishie Lodges Hotel, which is one of the most conveniently located lodging options near Black Sands Beach, even though there aren't many other popular spots in the area.

Cities and Towns

Calibishie is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Calibishie is not far away, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

There is a fairly wide range of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area around the beach. The closest of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Black Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 0.2 mi. WSW Hotel
Jacoway Inn 0.4 mi. SSW B & B
Sea Cliff Cottages 0.4 mi. SE Cottages
Calibishie Cove 0.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Veranda View 0.7 mi. W Guest house
Bayview Lodges 0.8 mi. WSW Hotel
Wind Blow Estate 1.2 mi. WSW Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Bamboo Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Black Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 0.2 mi. WSW
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 0.7 mi. W
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 0.7 mi. W
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Dominica has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also want to visit Anse du Mai, located two and a half miles away.

You may find that Black Sands Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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