La Plaine Beach

While La Plaine Beach may not be the most beautiful beach, it is awe inspiring. Tucked between misty cliffs set the stage for fantastic photographs and peaceful walks.

Located toward the center of the island of Dominica, 1.2 miles north of La Plaine, this beach is on the East edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. La Plaine Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches on Dominica may be just as pretty, but are usually more cramped since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
Drivers will just need to take Felicite Highway north out of La Plaine, and be on the lookout for the beach on the right, after the pass Riverside Cafe. If you reach the tiny village of Morne Jaune, you have gone too far.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is a bit rocky, so you may want to where sandals or water-shoes when on the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

La Plaine Beach grants an idyllic and serene environment, especially since the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's East coast. Museum of Rum is one of a few area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Government Cemetery provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of La Plaine Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this shore is nine and a half miles from this place of historical significance.

If you can't wait to see as many of Dominica's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near La Plaine Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Museum of Rum Museum 0.5 SSE Dominica
Glasse Trail Hiking Trail 3.0 S Dominica
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 3.7 SW Dominica
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car 5.6 W Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Hiking Trail 6.1 W Dominica

Cities and Towns

Roseau is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Roseau is about nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors seeking a hotel room close to La Plaine Beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near La Plaine Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Citrus Creek Plantation 1.1 mi. S Lodge
Rosalie Bay Nature Resort 1.7 mi. N Cottages
3 Rivers Eco Lodge 1.7 mi. NNW Lodge
Hiker's Retreat 1.8 mi. NW Lodge
Mermaid's Secret 2.4 mi. NW Cottages
Riversong Cottages 4.9 mi. S Guest house
Roxy's Mountain Lodge -- -- Lodge
Papillote Wilderness Retreat 6.2 mi. W Lodge
Rainforest Shangri-La Resort -- -- Lodge
Domcan's Guest House 7.1 mi. N Guest house


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Riverside Cafe, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near La Plaine Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Riverside Cafe (767) 446-1234 Caribbean, French -- 1.1 mi. S
Zamaan Restaurant (767) 446-1010 Creole Fine Dining 1.7 mi. N
Breadnut Restaurant and Bar (767) 446-1886 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 1.7 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Of course, La Plaine Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Dominica.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Berekua Beach, located just a cab ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Bord L'Mer is just right.

Another option worth considering is Fond St Jean, which is located a brief cab ride away.

Dominica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to La Plaine Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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