Rosalie Bay Beach

An Atlantic facing beach, Rosalie Bay often has a strong current, but there are shallow areas for wading. There are majestic views of the ocean here and you can enjoy them while you stretch out on the soft, wide stretch of sand this beach provides.

Situated in Rosalie, 1.9 miles east-northeast of Grand Fond, Rosalie Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches on Dominica. While Rosalie Bay Beach might be a little harder to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is on Dominica's eastern side, just southeast of the town of Rosalie and the Rosalie River which meets the sea here. When you find this little town, you can't miss this beach, which makes up it's eastern edge.

Amenities and Ambiance

There are no amenities here, no cozy beach shacks. The ambiance here is ideal for a nature lover, a person who finds crashing waves and giant rock formations mesmerizing.

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

What's Nearby


This spot is on Dominica's South East coast. Museum of Rum is among the local attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Government Cemetery are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Rosalie Bay Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coast is within reach of a taxi from this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rosalie Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Museum of Rum Museum 2.2 S Dominica
Glasse Trail Hiking Trail 4.7 S Dominica
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 4.7 SW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Hiking Trail 5.7 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce Hiking Trail 5.9 W Dominica

Cities and Towns

Rosalie Bay Beach is very close to Roseau, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town is Roseau, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Roseau is located roughly ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular tourist area, it shouldn't be all that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For those hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the closest options to Rosalie Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Rosalie Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rosalie Bay Nature Resort 0.1 mi. WSW Cottages
3 Rivers Eco Lodge 0.5 mi. W Lodge
Hiker's Retreat 0.9 mi. W Lodge
Mermaid's Secret 1.5 mi. W Cottages
Citrus Creek Plantation 2.8 mi. S Lodge
Domcan's Guest House 5.4 mi. N Guest house
Beau Rive 5.6 mi. N Lodge
Roxy's Mountain Lodge -- -- Lodge
Natural Vibes Farm Cottages 6.5 mi. N Lodge
Riversong Cottages 6.6 mi. S Guest house


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Rosalie Bay Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Zamaan Restaurant. The restaurant serves Creole food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Rosalie Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Zamaan Restaurant (767) 446-1010 Creole Fine Dining 0.1 mi. WSW
Breadnut Restaurant and Bar (767) 446-1886 Caribbean, Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Riverside Cafe (767) 446-1234 Caribbean, French -- 2.8 mi. S
The Banana Leaf Restaurant (767) 225-1038 American, Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Cuban, Latin American Informal 4.2 mi. WNW
Patrick's Restaurant And Bar -- -- -- 4.4 mi. WNW
Shian's Restaurant And Bar -- -- -- 4.6 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Rosalie Bay Beach on Dominica.

You might also enjoy Donkey Beach, situated only a cab ride away from the coast. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Wavine Cyrique Beach is just right.

Travelers may also want to consider Fond St Jean, which is located nine miles to the south.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Rosalie Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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