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 in the eastern part of Vieille Case, 1.4 miles southeast of Penville, Au Tou is on the North coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Au Tou.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Au Tou offers an angelic and relaxing getaway, especially since the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's North coast. It is near Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin, which is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Shirley are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Au Tou, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shore is easily within the range of a cab from this destination of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

The nearby town of Calibishie is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Calibishie is just up the road, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Au Tou is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors seeking a hotel room close to the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing those shown in the following table.

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 during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Atlantic View Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. They also specialize in chicken and seafood.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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 -- -- --
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 -- -- -- --
Leisureland Dev./Seaside Cafeteria (767) 445-5041 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Au Tou doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Hodges Beach, located 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 find that Au Parc is just right. You'll find it a quarter mile to the southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Soldat, which is located two miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Dominica, and dropping by Au Tou is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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