Hampstead Beach

This is beach where you can relax, rest on the shore and suntan. Sometimes you can swim here, but beware rough waters. It's isolated and adorned by beautiful greenery.

Located on the island of Dominica, You might want whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Hampstead Beach is one part of Dominica's coast which rarely gets too crowded, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

How to Access The Beach

This beach is on the northeast shore of Dominica. You can get closer in to the beach to park if you have a four wheel drive vehicle, be prepared for a hike if you don't.

Amenities and Ambiance

Hampstead Beach has all the elements of a paradise. It features lush greenery and palm trees behind you and crystalline waters endlessly lapping upon the shore. It's a tan and black sand shoreline. There are no facilities available here, so bring your own beach chair.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Hampstead Beach on the North coast of Dominica. You can stay at the nearby Wind Blow Estate, which is perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay near Hampstead Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many other attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns

Hampstead Beach is in the Calibishie area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Calibishie, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Calibishie isn't far off, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest choices are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Hampstead Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Wind Blow Estate 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Veranda View 0.7 mi. ESE Guest house
Bayview Lodges 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 1.1 mi. E Hotel
Jacoway Inn 1.2 mi. ESE B & B
Sea Cliff Cottages 1.7 mi. E Cottages
Calibishie Cove 1.8 mi. E Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Atlantic View Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Creole cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Hampstead Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 0.7 mi. ESE
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 0.7 mi. ESE
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 1.1 mi. E
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Hampstead Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Hodges Beach, situated within a mile or so. Hodges Beach features calm clear blue waters, which make a great spot for casual swimming. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Batibou Bay Beach is just right. You'll find it a half mile to the west.

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

You may find that Hampstead Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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