Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach has a somewhat rocky shoreline like most of Dominica's coast but it also has three separate coral reefs you can visit and one is right along the shore.

Positioned toward the western outskirts of Salisbury, Salisbury Beach is on the West edge of Dominica. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on Dominica. While Salisbury Beach might be a little more trouble to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is between Portsmouth and Roseau and is a very easily accessed beach. Just take Leblanc Highway until you reach the tiny village of Baroui. This beach flanks it's western edge.

Amenities and Ambiance

On Dominica's western side, this is one beach in a long stretch of beaches popular for it's coral reefs. Plenty of underwater fauna can be seen here in these clear blue waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Salisbury Beach on Dominica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate, which is among the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Dominica, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Shirley, which is ten miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Salisbury Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Hiking Trail 5.8 NE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 6.0 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.4 ENE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce Hiking Trail 8.1 ESE Dominica
Old Mill Cultural Centre Museum 8.5 SSE Dominica

Cities and Towns

The town of Salisbury is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Salisbury is not far away, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient possibilities are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Salisbury Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Stonedge Safari Lodge 0.3 NW Hostel
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 0.6 N Resort
The Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.1 SE Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Stonedge Lodge Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. Visitors often rave about their crepes. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Salisbury Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Stonedge Lodge Restaurant (767) 277-3607 International -- 0.3 mi. NW
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.6 mi. N
Chez La Doudou Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 0.9 mi. SE
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 1.1 mi. SE
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- 2.2 mi. SE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 2.2 mi. SE
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- 2.2 mi. SE
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean, International Very Casual 4.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Dominica besides Salisbury Beach worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Colihaut Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Batalie Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located three quarters of a mile to the north.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is St. Joseph Beach, located within a short distance.

Perhaps Salisbury 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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