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 just outside the heart of Marigot, Middle Bay is on the North East edge of Dominica. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying very close. While Dominica has beaches that are more secluded than Middle Bay, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract families and couples alike.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Be mindful that Middle Bay is in an area which is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Middle Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Dominica's North East coast. It's located near Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of the popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as Fort Shirley provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Middle Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Dominica, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is 13 miles from this destination of historical interest.

If a visit to the Middle Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Middle Bay is in the Marigot area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Marigot is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Marigot is just up the road, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Middle Bay will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Those hoping to find a room not far from Middle Bay shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed 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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Genesis Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. Genesis Restaurant is renowned for serving their famous seafood.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Dominica has many beaches, and Middle Bay is just one option.

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

Dominica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Middle Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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