L'Anse Noire

The views are incredible but the water is rough on L'Anse Noire Beach. There are adventurous people who snorkel and dive here, but be sure you're experienced if you're going to try it.

Set on the northern side of the island of Dominica, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. It's often said that L'Anse Noire is one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches on Dominica offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
A winding road runs as close to the shore as possible in this northeast corner of Dominica and offers easy access to most of the coastline here. L'Anse Noire is no exception, you should have no trouble with access.

Amenities and Ambiance

L'Anse Noire is among Dominica's most beautiful beaches. It offers breathtaking views of the green mountains and the clear blue ocean.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Set on the North coast of Dominica. Nearby accommodations include the Calibishie Cove, which is one of the most conveniently located lodging options reachable from L'Anse Noire, despite there not being too many other popular spots in the area.

Cities and Towns

L'Anse Noire is near Calibishie, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Calibishie, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Calibishie isn't far off, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near L'Anse Noire
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Calibishie Cove 1.0 mi. WNW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 1.0 mi. WNW Cottages
Jacoway Inn 1.5 mi. W B & B
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 1.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Veranda View 2.0 mi. W Guest house
Bayview Lodges 2.1 mi. W Hotel
Wind Blow Estate 2.5 mi. W Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Bamboo Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near L'Anse Noire
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 1.6 mi. WNW
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 2.0 mi. W
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 2.1 mi. W
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 2.3 mi. W
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Tickles -- Caribbean -- 3.9 mi. SE
Genesis Restaurant (767) 445-7725 Grill Very Casual 4.0 mi. SE
The J's Spot (767) 245-4904 Bar and grill Very Casual 4.3 mi. SE
Pagua Bay Bar & Grill (767) 445-8888 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 4.9 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Dominica has many beaches, so L'Anse Noire is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Calibishie Beach, found just a little ways away. Others might prefer Woodford Hill Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located a quarter mile to the east.

You may also want to consider Anse du Mai, which is located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, L'Anse Noire is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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