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.

Located in Rosalie, 1.9 miles east-northeast of Grand Fond, Rosalie Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Dominica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on Dominica. While Rosalie Bay Beach might be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Rosalie Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Dominica's South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Museum of Rum, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions such as Government Cemetery provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Rosalie Bay Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coast is ten miles to the south west of this place of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

The town of Roseau is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Roseau is a little ways off, maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a room near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the area. You will find the closest booking options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Zamaan Restaurant. This 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 -- 2.8 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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Rosalie Bay Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Donkey Beach, found only a taxi trip away from the shore. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Wavine Cyrique Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby.

Another option worth considering is Fond St Jean, located nine miles away.

Maybe Rosalie Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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