Petite Beach

Rocky and gray, Petite Beach is worth a visit mostly for the good sightseeing and to wade in the warm Caribbean waters.

Located on the island of Dominica, 1.3 miles east of Fond St. Jean, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on Dominica. While Petite Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach

Petite Beach is nearby some of Dominica's steepest terrain, so four wheel drive is preferred to navigate this region of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

Petite Beach is on Dominica's southeastern edge. It's a small beach encased in Petite Savanne Bay and the view of the overhanging cliffs is majestic.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Petite Beach grants an angelic and tranquil experience, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Petite Beach on Dominica's South East coast; it's located near attractions like Glasse Trail, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Dominica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Anglican Cemetery, which is eight and a half miles away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Petite Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Glasse Trail Hiking Trail 3.9 N Dominica
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 5.2 NNW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 5.3 W Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 5.5 W Dominica
Museum of Rum Museum 6.4 N Dominica

Cities and Towns

Petite Beach is close to Roseau, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Roseau is the closest city and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Roseau is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For guests hoping to book a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodation options closest to Petite Beach.

Accommodations near Petite Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Kai Woshe 1.6 N Guest house
Zandoli Inn 1.8 WSW Hotel
Riversong Cottages 1.9 N Guest house


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Jungle Pavilion Restaurant, which is just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Petite Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jungle Pavilion Restaurant (767) 446-1789 Caribbean, Contemporary, Vegan Informal 1.6 mi. N
Zandoli Dining Room (767) 446-3161 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 1.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Dominica besides Petite Beach worth visiting.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Berekua Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Delices Beach, which could provide more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it two miles to the north-northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Fond St Jean, which is located within a short distance.

Petite Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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