Marceau Bay

Marceau Bay is a small beach between the tiny locales of Clifton and Capuchin. The most impressive thing about this beach are the sunset views over the clear blue Caribbean water. It's close to other beaches famous for excellent diving opportunities but it's quiet and secluded here.

Located in Capuchin, Marceau Bay is on the North West edge of Dominica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may want to give Marceau Bay a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach

Marceau Bay is almost to Cape Melville, the northwestern tip of the island. You can get here by sturdy vehicle or you use the Waitukbuli National Trail, which runs the length of this western edge of Dominica towards the cape.

Amenities and Ambiance

Similar to many of Dominica's shores, Marceau Bay has a rocky, gray beachfront. The water here is pristine and warm and the marvelous mountain ranges provide an impressive backdrop.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

If you like shores that offer an angelic enclave, then maybe head on over to Marceau Bay; it is located within a more natural area of Dominica.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Dominica; it will be near other attractions like Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Fort Shirley offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Marceau Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore is just a quick taxi trip away from this interesting historical site.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Marceau Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park Hiking Trail 0.4 NE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin Hiking Trail 2.6 E Dominica
Fort Shirley Historical Site 3.2 S Dominica
Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum Museum 3.2 S Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 4.3 SE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Marceau Bay is very close to Portsmouth, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Portsmouth, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Marceau Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Douglas Guesthouse 3.4 S Guest house
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 3.7 S Guest house
Comfort Cottages 4.6 ESE Cottages


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Purple Turtle Beach Club. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Marceau Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Purple Turtle Beach Club (767) 445-5296 Caribbean, International -- 3.1 mi. S
Blue Bay Restaurant (767) 445-4985 Creole, French, Swiss Very Casual 3.3 mi. S
Douglas Guesthouse Snackette -- -- -- 3.4 mi. S
Adaj Restaurant (767) 445-6535 -- -- -- --
Big Papas Restaurant (767) 445-6444 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Brothers Restaurant (767) 445-3755 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Hai Rong Yuan Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-4756 -- -- -- --
Hong Kong Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-3232 -- -- -- --
Island Cafe (767) 445-4626 -- -- -- --
Leisureland Dev./Seaside Cafeteria (767) 445-5041 -- -- -- --
Ott's Fusion Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5184 -- -- -- --
Paulina's Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-4766 Bar and grill -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Marceau Bay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Toucari Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the south. For wonderful underwater exploration, visit Toucari Beach.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Dominica, and Marceau Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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