Pointe Michel

This beach is on the islands eastern side and is fairly popular with travelers and locals because it has soft sand and a good length of shallower water for wading and safe swimming.

Located in Pointe Michel, 2.1 miles northwest of Soufriere, this beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. You will find that beaches like Pointe Michel are some of the best options on Dominica.

How to Access The Beach
Pointe Michel is south of Roseau and is very easy to find and to access. Head south from Roseau down Victoria Street to Pointe Michel.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach occupies the coastline alongside a beautiful coastal town, Pointe Michel. It is a gray sand beach on flat land facing the open ocean. It's very close to champagne beach, a famous island snorkeling spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Dominica. It's located near Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven, which is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Dominica Museum. This museum is located just a short taxi trip or walk away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Pointe Michel
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 2.3 mi. ENE Dominica
Ras Greg Studio Art Gallery 2.5 mi. N Dominica
Anglican Cemetery Historical Site 2.6 mi. N Dominica
Talipot Gallery Art Gallery 2.6 mi. N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 2.7 mi. SE Dominica
Government Cemetery Historical Site 2.7 mi. N Dominica
St. George's Anglican Church Historical Site 2.7 mi. N Dominica
The State House Historical Site 2.7 mi. N Dominica
Government House Historical Site 2.7 mi. N Dominica
Dominica Tourist Information Center Tourist Information Service 2.7 mi. N Dominica
Dominica Museum Museum 2.8 mi. N Dominica
Bayfront Scenic Trail 2.8 mi. N Dominica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which 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 quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you and your party are looking to get a place that's near the water, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Pointe Michel.

Accommodations near Pointe Michel
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre 1.9 mi. N Hotel
Castle Comfort Lodge 1.9 mi. N Guest house
Evergreen Hotel 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Soufriere Springs Guesthouse 2.1 mi. SE Guest house
Fort Young Hotel 2.7 mi. N Hotel
Garraway Hotel 2.7 mi. N Hotel
La Flamboyant 2.8 mi. N Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house
Sutton Place Hotel 2.9 mi. N Hotel
Madinina Lodgings 3.0 mi. N Guest house


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Fish Pot. Fish Pot is renowned for serving their famous seafood.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Pointe Michel
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fish Pot -- -- Very Casual -- --
Melvina's Champagne Bar and Restaurant (767) 440-5480 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.8 mi. SSE
Zam Zam Cafe (767) 440-7969 International, Mexican Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Ocean Terrace (767) 448-2638 Creole, International Informal 1.9 mi. N
Sea Surge Restaurant & Bar (767) 448-3288 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 2.0 mi. N
Rodney's Wellness Restaurant (767) 245-4725 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Tony's Eatery Bar Cafe (767) 440-3380 -- -- -- --
Shakes -- -- -- 2.5 mi. N
All Nations Bar and Restaurant -- Creole, International Very Casual 2.5 mi. N
Tao Restaurant & Lounge Bar (767) 316-6666 Italian, Japanese, South American Informal 2.6 mi. N
Palisades Restaurant (767) 448-5000 Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic Informal 2.7 mi. N
Mousehole Snackette (767) 448-4436 -- -- 2.7 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Pointe Michel on Dominica.

If the exciting vibe at Pointe Michel is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider checking out Champagne, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it less than a mile to the south-southeast. The shores of Champagne Beach may be rocky, but its seas are calm and full of amazing marine life just waiting for you to explore. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Botanical Beach is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Soufriere Bay Beach, which is located two miles away. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Dominica, but a trip to Pointe Michel could end up a family favorite.


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