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 on the island of Dominica, 1.2 miles north of La Plaine, this beach is on the East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to La Plaine Beach.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

La Plaine Beach offers a quiet and relaxing environment, especially since the surrounding region isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Dominica. It's located near Museum of Rum, which is one of a number of local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Government Cemetery provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at La Plaine Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore is a rather short taxi ride away from this place of historical significance.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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

The nearby town of Roseau is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From La Plaine Beach, Roseau is about nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Travelers seeking a place to stay near La Plaine Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near La Plaine Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Kai Woshe 5.2 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 coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Riverside Cafe, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants 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 -- 0.4 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

There are other beaches on Dominica you might like besides La Plaine Beach.

You might also enjoy Berekua Beach, situated within cab range of the beach. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Bord L'Mer.

Another location you may want to try is Fond St Jean, located seven and a half miles to the south.

Of course, Dominica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but La Plaine Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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