Batalie Beach

Right off a major highway but still secluded by a wall of trees, Batalie Beach is a great compromise of isolation and convenience.

Located in Salisbury, Batalie Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should check out Batalie Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located right off of Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway, north of Salisbury.

Amenities and Ambiance

Other than the many trees surrounding you, a few villas off to the side, and the occasional kayaker, there is not much to see on the beach; great for a nap or some private swimming in the ocean.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Shirley offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Batalie Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this coast is within driving distance from this historical destination.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Batalie Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Hiking Trail 5.2 NE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 5.3 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.1 E Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce Hiking Trail 8.4 SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 8.6 NE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Batalie Beach is close to Salisbury, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Salisbury is nearby 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 shore, Salisbury isn't far off, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area that encircles Batalie Beach. The closest of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Batalie Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 0.1 S Resort
The Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.7 SSE Hotel
Rachelle's Retreat 2.7 SSE Guest house

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Lobster Palace. This restaurant offers both Belgian and Caribbean dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Batalie Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.1 mi. S
Chez La Doudou Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 1.5 mi. SSE
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 1.7 mi. SSE
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- 2.8 mi. SSE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 2.8 mi. SSE
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- 2.8 mi. SSE
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Dominica has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Colihaut Beach, situated just a short distance away. On the other hand, Salisbury Beach offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three quarters of a mile to the south.

You may also enjoy St. Joseph Beach, which is located three miles to the south-southeast.

Perhaps Batalie Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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