Rodney Rock Beach

A sandy strip of coastline on Dominica's edge, this beach is a nice spot to take a break if you're sightseeing along Dominica's western coast.

Positioned on the island of Dominica, 2.1 miles northwest of Mahaut, Rodney Rock Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. The beaches on Dominica aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find Rodney Rock Beach to be a little calmer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Rodney Rock Beach is visible from the main road, Leblanc Highway. It's north of Roseau and south of Portsmouth, the two biggest towns on the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

A small beach outlining a coastal town, the water here is crystal clear and calm and the sand is rocky and gray. There isn't a lot of activity on this beach but it's a nice spot for sunset views.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Rodney Rock Beach brings visitors a quiet and peaceful getaway, since the location that surrounds the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Dominica's South West coast. Wacky Rollers Adventure Park is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Old Mill Cultural Centre. It's located relatively close to Rodney Rock Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Rodney Rock Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.7 NNW Dominica
Old Mill Cultural Centre Museum 4.2 SSE Dominica
Tiffany's Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 SSE Dominica
Atrium Valley Studio Art Gallery 4.5 SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce Hiking Trail 5.1 E Dominica

Cities and Towns

Mero is the closest city to Rodney Rock Beach. It isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Travelers trying to find a place to stay not far from Rodney Rock Beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Rodney Rock Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
L&O Guest House 1.9 mi. SE Guest house
Rachelle's Retreat 2.3 mi. NNW Guest house
Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 3.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Crescent Moon Cabins 3.7 mi. SE Lodge
Stonedge Safari Lodge 4.6 mi. NNW Hostel
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 4.8 mi. NNW Resort
Hummingbird Inn 4.8 mi. SSE Lodge
Home from Home 6.1 mi. SSE Hotel
St. James Guesthouse 6.2 mi. S Guest house
Narakiels Inn 6.2 mi. S Guest house


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Romance Cafe. The restaurant serves International cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Rodney Rock Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 International -- 0.9 mi. NW
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 0.9 mi. NW
Riverstone Bar and Grill (767) 449-3713 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
L&O Restaurant (767) 449-1357 Creole Very Casual -- --
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- -- --
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- -- --
Mirage Restaurant (767) 449-6676 Caribbean -- 2.3 mi. N
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 3.2 mi. NNW
Mam's Restaurant & Bar (767) 449-0892 -- -- 3.3 mi. SSE
Chez La Douche Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNW
Stonedge Lodge Restaurant (767) 277-3607 International -- 4.6 mi. NNW
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 4.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Rodney Rock Beach.

Another option worth considering is Mero Beach, located less than a mile to the northwest. Plan to visit Mero Beach on your next family vacation to Dominica.

Perhaps Rodney Rock Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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