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 just outside the heart of the island of Dominica, 1.2 miles north of La Plaine, this beach is on the East edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Dominica. While La Plaine Beach might be a little harder to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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

If you happen to go for shores that bring visitors an angelic enclave, then you will want to try La Plaine Beach; it is tucked away within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


La Plaine Beach is on Dominica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Museum of Rum, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historic attractions, including Government Cemetery, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of La Plaine Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Dominica, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shore will be found nine and a half miles to the west-southwest of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

La Plaine Beach is in the Roseau area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Roseau is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Roseau isn't out of reach at nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at La Plaine Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. La Plaine Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation area, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you and your group are wanting to find a place that's near the water, the following table lists the closest accommodations to La Plaine Beach.

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


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. Riverside Cafe is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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.

You might also enjoy Berekua Beach, located within cab range of the beach. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Bord L'Mer.

Vacationers may also want to visit Fond St Jean, which is located a brief cab ride away.

Dominica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and La Plaine Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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