Au Tou

A tiny cove set aside in a series of cliffs that tower above the shore, Au Tou is a fantastically exotic location that offers those visiting privacy from everything but the sea.

Located on the eastern outskirts of Vieille Case, 1.4 miles southeast of Penville, Au Tou is on the North coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. It's often said that Au Tou is perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches on Dominica may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

Amenities and Ambiance

The cove is slightly protected from the open sea, but the ocean here is a bit more rough than in other places along this coast. While smaller children may find it too much, others are sure to enjoy fighting the waves.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

If you happen to desire coasts which offer visitors an idyllic haven, then you may want to try Au Tou; it is located in a much quieter area of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Dominica's North coast. It is near Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Dominica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Shirley, which is five miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Au Tou
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin Hiking Trail 1.6 NW Dominica
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.9 SSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 3.1 SSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park Hiking Trail 3.7 W Dominica
Fort Shirley Historical Site 5.1 WSW Dominica

Cities and Towns

Au Tou is very close to Calibishie, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Calibishie, a city which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Au Tou, Calibishie is just up the road, roughly four miles (six and a half 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. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a hotel room not far from the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Au Tou
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Comfort Cottages -- -- Cottages
Wind Blow Estate 3.6 mi. SE Hotel
Veranda View 3.9 mi. ESE Guest house
Bayview Lodges 3.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 4.1 mi. SW Guest house
Douglas Guesthouse 4.3 mi. SW Guest house
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 4.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Jacoway Inn 4.4 mi. ESE B & B
Sea Cliff Cottages 4.9 mi. ESE Cottages
Calibishie Cove 5.0 mi. ESE 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 nearest restaurants is Atlantic View Restaurant. The restaurant serves Creole cuisine. They're also renowned for their chicken and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Au Tou
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. ESE
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 3.9 mi. ESE
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 3.9 mi. ESE
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Heaven's Best Restaurant (767) 445-6677 American, Caribbean Informal 4.1 mi. SW
Adaj Restaurant (767) 445-6535 -- -- -- --
Big Papas Restaurant (767) 445-6444 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Brothers Restaurant (767) 445-3755 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Hai Rong Yuan Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-4756 -- -- -- --
Hong Kong Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-3232 -- -- -- --
Island Cafe (767) 445-4626 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Au Tou is just one of many beaches you might like on Dominica.

Another location you might enjoy is Hodges Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. Hodges Beach features calm clear blue waters, which make a great spot for casual swimming. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Au Parc. It's located a quarter mile to the southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Soldat, located only a short distance away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Dominica, but Au Tou is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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