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 near 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 might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. The area surrounding the beach is not very crowded, but that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Dominica. Old Mill Cultural Centre is one of the area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Jean Rhys House offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Mahaut South Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dominica's past, without having to leave the coast.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 3.4 mi. NW 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

Cities and Towns

Mahaut South Beach is in the Roseau area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Roseau, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Roseau is just up the road, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. Mahaut South Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a hotel room not far from the beach won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed 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
Hummingbird Inn 2.3 mi. S 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
Rainforest Retreat -- -- Cottages
Madinina Lodgings 3.8 mi. S Guest house


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Mam's Restaurant & Bar.

A few nearby dining options are listed 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 -- --
Riverstone Bar and Grill (767) 449-3713 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 International -- 3.6 mi. NW
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 3.6 mi. NW
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dominica, so if Mahaut South Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mahaut North Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Dominica has so much to offer, so visiting Mahaut South Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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