Colihaut Beach runs along the coastal edge of the town of Colihaut. It's a gray sand beach with smooth waters and its a great place to watch local fishermen head home as the sun sets over the light blue Caribbean sea.
Set in Colihaut, Colihaut Beach is on the North West coast of Dominica. You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Visitors will find that, while Colihaut Beach is certainly not secluded, it's not the most crowded beach on Dominica either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.
To get to Colihaut, head north out of Roseau on Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway, which runs along the western coastline of Dominica. It's a very scenic drive with stunning mountain and ocean views.
Flanked by mountain ranges and a small coastal village, this is an interesting spot to stop and explore the local flavor. This is a rocky beach with just a small strip of coastline.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
If you tend to choose sunny days which grant a peaceful environment, then you may want to try Colihaut Beach; it's hidden away in a less urban area of the region.
This spot is on Dominica's North West coast.is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.
If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum, a lovely museum found seven miles to the north, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
Nearby, you'll find the town of, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Salisbury is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following list.
|Sunset Bay Club Hotel||2.5 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Stonedge Safari Lodge||2.8 mi.||SSE||Hostel|
|Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant||4.1 mi.||SSE||Hotel|
|Secret Bay Resort||--||--||Lodge|
|Barb Wire Bungalows||4.8 mi.||N||Cottages|
|Picard Beach Cottages||4.8 mi.||N||Cottages|
|Hotel Portsmouth Beach||4.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Hotel the Champs||4.9 mi.||N||Lodge|
|Rachelle's Retreat||5.0 mi.||SSE||Guest house|
|Sister Sea Lodge||5.2 mi.||N||Hotel|
A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Ponderosa Tavern. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood.
The table below lists dining options near this beach.
|Ponderosa Tavern||(767) 245-6177||Caribbean, International||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||N|
|Lobster Palace||(767) 446-6522||Belgian, Caribbean, Creole||Informal||2.5 mi.||SSE|
|(767) 277-3607||International||--||2.8 mi.||SSE|
|(767) 449-6575||Creole, French||Very Casual||3.9 mi.||SSE|
|Tamarind Tree Restaurant||(767) 449-7395||Creole, International||--||4.1 mi.||SSE|
|Peanut Farm Bar & Grille||(916) 705-6887||Caribbean||Very Casual||4.8 mi.||N|
|Le Flambeau Restaurant||(767) 445-5131||Eclectic||Very Casual||4.8 mi.||N|
|(767) 445-5142||Caribbean, International||--||4.9 mi.||N|
|The Champs Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria||(767) 445-4452||International||Very Casual||4.9 mi.||N|
|The Tomato Cafe||(767) 445-3334||International||Very Casual||4.9 mi.||N|
There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Dominica, so if Colihaut Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
If the exciting vibe at Colihaut Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Batalie Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it two and a half miles to the south-southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Dublanc Beach could be a good option for you. It is located not far off the beach at all.
You may also want to consider Picard Beach, located four and a half miles away. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.
Colihaut Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Dominica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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