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 coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You will typically find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, as the surrounding region and the beach itself are not stuffed with visitors.

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.

Marceau Bay grants an idyllic and peaceful experience, since the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Dominica; this area boasts other attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Dominica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Shirley, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Portsmouth, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly good selection of rooming options to pick from close to Marceau Bay. The closest of which can be seen in the table that follows.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Purple Turtle Beach Club. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

Nearby restaurant options are shown 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

Of course, Marceau Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Dominica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Toucari Beach, located one and a quarter miles away. For wonderful underwater exploration, visit Toucari Beach.

There's plenty to see and do on Dominica, and Marceau Bay is just one of the many options.


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