Woodford Hill Bay

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This beach boasts clear, warm waters and some good snorkeling spots. It's also safe to swim in and in possession of some of the island's softest sand.

Located on the northern edge of the island of Dominica, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Woodford Hill Bay.

How to Access The Beach
It's no trouble getting to this beach as it's visible from the main road. It's near the town of Woodford Hill and you'll recognize it by the rocky cape on it's eastern side.

Amenities and Ambiance

A sandy shoreline near a stunning cape, Woodford Hill Bay is on the island's northeast edge. It's a great sightseeing locale.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. On Woodford Hill Bay beach you'll discover friendly fishermen waiting for you to lend a hand in bringing their daily catch.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Woodford Hill Bay is on Dominica's North coast. It's located near the Calibishie Cove and any nearby accommodations, which is perhaps the most conveniently located hotel near Woodford Hill Bay, even though there aren't many other popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns

The town of Calibishie is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Calibishie is just up the road, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Woodford Hill Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Calibishie Cove 1.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 1.3 mi. W Cottages
Jacoway Inn 1.8 mi. W B & B
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 1.8 mi. W Hotel
Veranda View 2.3 mi. W Guest house
Bayview Lodges 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Wind Blow Estate 2.8 mi. W Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Randy's Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their chicken and seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Woodford Hill Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 1.8 mi. W
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 2.3 mi. W
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 2.3 mi. W
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Tickles -- Caribbean -- 3.7 mi. SE
Genesis Restaurant (767) 445-7725 Grill Very Casual 3.9 mi. SE
The J's Spot (767) 245-4904 Bar and grill Very Casual 4.2 mi. SE
Pagua Bay Bar & Grill (767) 445-8888 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 4.7 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Woodford Hill Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Dominica.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Calibishie Beach, located within a mile or so. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, L'Anse Noire offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found a quarter mile to the west.

You may also enjoy Middle Bay, located not too far away, meaning a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Maybe Woodford Hill Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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