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 heart of Marigot, Middle Bay is on the North East edge of Dominica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Many people find that their favorite beach on Dominica is one that is somewhat near the town's major conveniences, though somehow far from the typical beach-going crowd; Middle Bay, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Middle Bay is located within an area popular for visitors., you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Middle Bay on the North East coast of Dominica. It's located near Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to learn more about the history of Dominica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Shirley, which is just a taxi trip from the shore.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Middle Bay is in the Marigot area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Marigot is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Middle Bay, Marigot isn't far off, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


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. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a room near the beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Middle Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Faith Cottages 0.5 mi. NW Cottages
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
River Rush Retreat 3.0 mi. S Lodge
Calibishie Cove 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 4.9 mi. NW Cottages


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Genesis Restaurant. Genesis Restaurant has become well-known for their seafood.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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
Waitukubuli's Authentic Kitchen (767) 616-7704 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Dominica besides Middle Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Anse du Mai, located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

Dominica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Middle Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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