Middle Bay

On Dominica's eastern shore, Middle Bay is a great beach. It is often populated by locals, enjoying cricket, picnics and warm waters. Some locals have a hut on the beach here and sometimes they sell sodas and beer.

Located near the middle of Marigot, Middle Bay is on the North East coast of Dominica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Although you'll make many choices while on vacation, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Middle Bay is one of many fun beaches on Dominica to consider.

How to Access The Beach
Middle Bay is accessible by footpaths from the town of Marigot. The easiest path is next to the police station. You can park there and ask for directions.

Amenities and Ambiance

With soft sand for sunbathing, this beach is a real treat for the island of Dominica. The bay waters are warm and calm, so swimming is safe and pleasurable here. There are trees for shade and paths nearby which offer great views of the water if you hike uphill a little ways.

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

Don't forget that the region in which Middle Bay is located is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Dominica's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Fort Shirley provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Middle Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is within the range of a taxi from this place of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Middle Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp Hiking Trail 1.7 S Dominica
Kalinago Cultural Village Museum 3.5 SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 3.8 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Hiking Trail 6.3 S Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.6 SW Dominica

Cities and Towns

Marigot is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Marigot is a fairly short distance away, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors looking to find a room not far from Middle Bay won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest booking options by viewing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Middle Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coffeeriver Cottages 0.8 mi. WSW Cottages
Pagua Bay House 0.9 mi. SE Cottages
Silks 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Hibiscus Valley Inn 2.5 mi. S Lodge
Serenity Lodges Dominica 2.6 mi. S Lodge
Roots Jungle Retreat 2.8 mi. S B & B
Calibishie Cove 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 4.9 mi. NW Cottages
Jacoway Inn 5.2 mi. NW B & B
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 5.4 mi. NW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Genesis Restaurant. Genesis Restaurant has become well-known for their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Middle Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Genesis Restaurant (767) 445-7725 Grill Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Tickles -- Caribbean -- 0.2 mi. W
The J's Spot (767) 245-4904 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Pagua Bay Bar & Grill (767) 445-8888 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.9 mi. SE
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Hibiscus Valley Restaurant (767) 445-8195 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. S
Kalinago Village Cafe (767) 445-7979 Creole Very Casual 3.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Dominica will have lots of options besides Middle Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Anse du Mai, which is located within the range of a cab.

Dominica has a lot to offer its visitors, but Middle Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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