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.

Situated in the heart of the island of Dominica, 0.8 miles south of Mahaut, Mahaut South Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. You will typically find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, as the beach and its surrounding area is not overly populated.

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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Dominica's South West coast. It is close to Old Mill Cultural Centre, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

Historic attractions, including Jean Rhys House, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Mahaut South Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Dominica, without having to venture too far from the coast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Mahaut South Beach is close to Roseau, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Roseau is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Mahaut South Beach, Roseau is a fairly short distance away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Guests looking to find a room close to Mahaut South Beach should find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest booking options by viewing what's shown 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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Mam's Restaurant & Bar.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Mahaut South Beach on Dominica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Mahaut North Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, taking a swim at Mahaut South Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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