Anse du Mai

Ideal for people looking to experience the locals' Dominica, Anse du Mai is is used mainly by local fishermen and the people living in the area. However, visitors are still welcome to visit and explore the area.

Positioned on the northwestern part of Anse Du Me, Anse du Mai is on the North edge of Dominica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give Anse du Mai a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse du Mai is far from the white clean beaches of the tourist areas. Instead, you should expect a beach that contains more dirt than white sand, and trees that grows right up to the water. Out on the bay, you will be able to watch the many fishing boats that the locals use to catch food and spend time.

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

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Dominica's North coast. It is near some interesting sites like Indigo Art Gallery, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum. This museum is located easily within the range of a cab, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse du Mai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 3.4 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin Hiking Trail 3.9 NW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 5.6 SW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 5.6 SSE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Calibishie, a town which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Calibishie is not far away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay close to Anse du Mai won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Anse du Mai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Wind Blow Estate 1.3 mi. E Hotel
Comfort Cottages -- -- Cottages
Bayview Lodges 1.7 mi. E Hotel
Veranda View 1.8 mi. E Guest house
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Jacoway Inn 2.3 mi. E B & B
Sea Cliff Cottages 2.8 mi. E Cottages
Calibishie Cove 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 5.0 mi. W Guest house
Douglas Guesthouse 5.4 mi. W Guest house


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Dominica's specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Domcan's Cafe. This restaurant offers both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Anse du Mai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 1.5 mi. E
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 1.8 mi. E
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 1.8 mi. E
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 2.3 mi. E
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Anse du Mai on Dominica.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Soldat, located within a short distance.

Dominica has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Anse du Mai is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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