Fond St Jean

There's a Caribbean authenticity to this locale, with a charming nearby fishing village. It's a great spot to stop and admire the ethereal natural surroundings of Dominica.

Set in Fond St. Jean, 2.4 miles east of Berekua, this beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying nearby. The surrounding region isn't overly congested, but that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

How to Access The Beach
Getting to Fond St. Jean should be no trouble by car. Follow Petite Savanne Road east along the coast from Berekua.

Amenities and Ambiance

Just east of Great Bay, this rocky coastline flanks the town of Fond St. Jean and the waters here are often very calm. The best activity here is sightseeing as views of the jagged mountains are spectacular and the water is crystalline blue. There's also authenticity to this locale, with a charming nearby fishing village.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you go for beaches that offer a quiet enclave, then you may want to try Fond St Jean; it's found within a more natural section of Dominica.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of Dominica; it will be near other attractions like Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Dominica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Anglican Cemetery, which is only a car ride away from the coast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Fond St Jean
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 4.1 W Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 4.5 WNW Dominica
Glasse Trail Hiking Trail 4.8 NNE Dominica
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 5.2 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere Hiking Trail 5.9 WSW Dominica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Fond St Jean, Roseau is a little ways off, maybe eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Fond St Jean is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the options closest to Fond St Jean.

Accommodations near Fond St Jean
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Zandoli Inn 0.5 W Hotel
Riversong Cottages 2.7 NE Guest house
Exotica 2.8 NW Lodge


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Zandoli Dining Room, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Fond St Jean
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Zandoli Dining Room (767) 446-3161 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. W
Jungle Pavilion Restaurant (767) 446-1789 Caribbean, Contemporary, Vegan Informal 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Fond St Jean doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Dubuc Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Dominica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Fond St Jean is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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