Mahaut South Beach

The coastline of a tiny fishing village, this beach doesn't call to mind the white sand wonder that you think of when you imagine a day at the beach, but like most of Dominica's shoreline, it's draw is the beautiful view of the lush green mountains and the clean, endless ocean.

Located on the island of Dominica, 0.8 miles south of Mahaut, Mahaut South Beach is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Dominica's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Mahaut South Beach is tamer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is right along the coastal road that runs the length of Dominica's western edge. It's just south of the village of Mahaut and north of Massacre.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach is gray and rocky like most of the beaches on this island. There are some trees near the shore for shade and the water is usually very calm.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Dominica's South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Old Mill Cultural Centre, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historical attractions like Jean Rhys House offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Mahaut South Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without straying too far from the coastline.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahaut South Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Mill Cultural Centre Museum 1.5 mi. S Dominica
Tiffany's Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. S Dominica
Atrium Valley Studio Art Gallery 2.1 mi. E Dominica
Everybody's Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 mi. S Dominica
Jean Rhys House Historical Site 3.8 mi. S Dominica
Barracoon Building Historical Site 3.8 mi. S Dominica
City Council Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 3.9 mi. S Dominica
Ellingworth Moses Studio Art Gallery 3.9 mi. S Dominica
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral Historical Site 3.9 mi. S Dominica
The Methodist Church Historical Site 3.9 mi. S Dominica
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven Historical Site 4.0 mi. S Dominica
Bayfront Scenic Trail 4.0 mi. S Dominica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Roseau is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Those looking to find a room not far from Mahaut South Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Mahaut South Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
L&O Guest House 0.9 mi. N Guest house
Crescent Moon Cabins 1.7 mi. E Lodge
Home from Home 3.4 mi. S Hotel
Roseau Valley Hotel -- -- Hotel
St. James Guesthouse 3.5 mi. S Guest house
Narakiels Inn 3.6 mi. S Guest house
Ophelia Guest House 3.7 mi. SE Guest house
Madinina Lodgings 3.8 mi. S Guest house
Sutton Place Hotel 3.8 mi. S Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Mam's Restaurant & Bar.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Mahaut South Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mam's Restaurant & Bar (767) 449-0892 -- -- 0.5 mi. S
L&O Restaurant (767) 449-1357 Creole Very Casual -- --
Italia Restaurant (767) 440-4837 Creole, International -- 3.5 mi. S
Ruins Rock Cafe (767) 440-5483 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Iroc Subs & Pizza (767) 440-4768 Italian -- 3.7 mi. S
Waterhole Restaurant (767) 449-8176 Vegetarian -- 3.7 mi. SSE
Pizza Palace (767) 448-4598 Italian -- 3.7 mi. S
Lionstone Creole -- Creole, Vegan -- 3.8 mi. S
Perky's Pizza Roseau (767) 448-1628 International Very Casual 3.8 mi. S
Island Ice Cream (767) 448-2991 Eclectic Very Casual 3.8 mi. S
Pumpkins (767) 613-3645 Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian -- -- --
Pearl's Cuisine (767) 448-8707 Caribbean Informal 3.9 mi. S

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Mahaut South Beach.

You may also enjoy Mahaut North Beach, located a mile and a half to the northwest.

Dominica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Mahaut South Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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