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 island of Dominica, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that Black Sands Beach is in an area which is visited by quite a number of tourists, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Black Sands Beach is on Dominica's North coast. You can stay at the nearby Calibishie Lodges Hotel, which is one of the most conveniently located booking options accessible from Black Sands Beach, despite the lack of additional popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

Black Sands Beach is close to Calibishie, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Calibishie is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Black Sands Beach, Calibishie is a fairly short distance away, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a decent range of hotel booking options to choose from close to the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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 during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Bamboo Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

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 many beaches, so Black Sands Beach is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse du Mai, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Dominica, but Black Sands Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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