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 coast of the island of Dominica, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Woodford Hill Bay stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches on Dominica may be just as pretty, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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


Set on Dominica's North coast. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Calibishie Cove, which is one of the closest hotels reachable from Woodford Hill Bay, despite the lack of additional close-by places of interest.

Cities and Towns

Woodford Hill Bay is close to Calibishie, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Calibishie, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Calibishie is a quick trip away, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Randy's Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also famous for their chicken and seafood.

The table below lists nearby dining 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

Dominica has several beautiful beaches, so Woodford Hill Bay is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Calibishie Beach, situated just a little ways away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, L'Anse Noire could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it a quarter mile to the west.

Another option worth considering is Middle Bay, located fairly close-by, which means a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Dominica, but taking a swim at Woodford Hill Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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