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 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.

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, 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.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Dominica's North West coast. Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne 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.

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
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 6.7 SSE 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

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Salisbury, 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.

Accommodations near Colihaut Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

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
Stonedge Lodge Restaurant (767) 277-3607 International -- 2.8 mi. SSE
Chez La Douche 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

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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