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.

Located on the northern side of the island of Dominica, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Black Sands Beach will be found within an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Dominica's North coast. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Calibishie Lodges Hotel, which is perhaps the closest hotel near Black Sands Beach, despite the lack of additional attractions within driving distance.

Cities and Towns

Black Sands Beach is very close to Calibishie, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Calibishie, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Calibishie isn't far off, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a pretty good variety of hotel and resort options to pick from near the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Bamboo Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines.

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

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

There are other beaches on Dominica you might like besides Black Sands Beach.

Another option worth considering is Anse du Mai, which is located two and a half miles to the west.

Dominica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Black Sands Beach is just one of the many options.


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