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 edge of Dominica. You might want whether or not you are staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Rosalie Bay Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's South East coast; it will be near other attractions like Museum of Rum, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're intrigued by Dominica's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Government Cemetery, which is only a car ride away from the coast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 close to Roseau, so walking the city is a definite option. Roseau is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Roseau is a little ways off, maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Since this beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it typically isn't that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Rosalie Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Rosalie Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rosalie Bay Nature Resort 0.1 WSW Cottages
3 Rivers Eco Lodge 0.5 W Lodge
Hiker's Retreat 0.9 W Lodge


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 nearest places to eat is Zamaan Restaurant. The restaurant has Creole food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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 -- 2.1 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

Dominica has many nice beaches, so Rosalie Bay Beach is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Donkey Beach, found only a cab ride away from the coast. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Wavine Cyrique Beach.

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

Dominica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Rosalie Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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