Colihaut Beach

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 toward the center of Colihaut, Colihaut Beach is on the North West coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but as is occasionally the case, this should not suggest that the beach itself will be swarming with people. In fact, you will typically find plenty of places to set up shop.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Colihaut Beach brings guests a quiet and tranquil experience, as the location that surrounds the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Colihaut Beach on the North West coast of Dominica. Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne is among the favorite local destinations.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum, a lovely museum found within reach of a taxi, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

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 Colihaut Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 3.9 NE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Hiking Trail 5.3 E Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 6.9 NNE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.9 E Dominica
Fort Shirley Historical Site 6.9 N Dominica

Cities and Towns

Colihaut Beach is very close to Salisbury, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Salisbury, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Colihaut Beach, Salisbury is a fairly short distance away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Colihaut Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the area's smaller options.

There is a fairly wide selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Colihaut Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 2.5 mi. SSE Resort
The Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 4.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Secret Bay Resort 4.3 mi. N 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
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 6.5 mi. N Guest house


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Ponderosa Tavern. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International menu items. They are also known for their seafood.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Colihaut Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Chez La Doudou Cafe (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
La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar (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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dominica, so Colihaut Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Batalie Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located two and a half miles to the south-southeast. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Dublanc Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Picard Beach, which is located not a great distance away, meaning a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily. 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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