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.

Positioned in Salisbury, Batalie Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Batalie Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches on Dominica may be just as beautiful, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Batalie Beach on Dominica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Old Mill Cultural Centre. It's located relatively close to Batalie Beach, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Batalie Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 4.3 SSE Dominica
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

Cities and Towns

Batalie Beach is very close to Salisbury, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Salisbury is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Salisbury is a quick trip away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good variety of lodging options to choose from in the area that encircles Batalie Beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Batalie Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 0.1 S Resort
Stonedge Safari Lodge 0.6 SSW Hostel
Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.7 SSE Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Lobster Palace. The restaurant offers both Belgian and Caribbean dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Batalie Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.1 mi. S
Stonedge Lodge Restaurant (767) 277-3607 International -- 0.5 mi. SSW
Chez La Douche Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 1.5 mi. SSE
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 1.7 mi. SSE
Mirage Restaurant (767) 449-6676 Caribbean -- 2.8 mi. SE
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- -- --
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- -- --
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNW
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 4.1 mi. SSE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 International -- 4.1 mi. SSE
Riverstone Bar and Grill (767) 449-3713 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on Dominica will have lots of options besides Batalie Beach.

You might also enjoy Colihaut Beach, located just a little ways away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Salisbury Beach offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the south.

Another location you may want to try is St. Joseph Beach, located three miles to the south-southeast.

While Dominica has many alluring attractions, Batalie Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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