Petite Beach

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

Situated on the island of Dominica, 1.3 miles east of Fond St. Jean, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like Petite Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

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.

Petite Beach brings visitors a quiet and peaceful retreat, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Dominica. It is close to Glasse Trail, which is among the local attractions.

Historical attractions like Anglican Cemetery offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Petite Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Dominica, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located a relatively quick cab ride from this place of historical significance.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 in the Roseau area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Roseau is the closest city and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Roseau is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically very difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you're hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodations 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


While the area surrounding Petite Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Jungle Pavilion Restaurant, which is just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

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

Dominica has many beaches, so if Petite Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Berekua Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Delices Beach. It's found two miles to the north-northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Fond St Jean, which is located one and a quarter miles away.

There's plenty to see and do on Dominica, and paying a visit to Petite Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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