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 particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on Dominica. While Petite Beach may be a little more difficult to reach, 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to choose beach days that bring guests a tranquil place to escape, then you should enjoy Petite Beach; it is tucked away within a much quieter area of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's South East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Glasse Trail, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions like Anglican Cemetery provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Petite Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dominica's past, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is within reach of a cab from this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby 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 you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Roseau is the closest city and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Petite Beach, Roseau is about nine miles (14 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your party are wanting to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Petite Beach.

Accommodations near Petite Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Zandoli Inn 1.8 WSW Hotel
Riversong Cottages 1.9 N Guest house
Exotica 3.6 WNW Lodge


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. Jungle Pavilion Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a mile and a half away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Dominica besides Petite Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Berekua Beach, located a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Delices Beach is just right. You'll find it two miles to the north-northeast.

You may also enjoy Fond St Jean, located within a short distance.

Dominica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Petite Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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