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.

Located in the western outskirts of Salisbury, Salisbury Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Salisbury Beach.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Salisbury Beach on Dominica's West coast; it's located near attractions like Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate, which is one of the closest attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Shirley are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Salisbury Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Dominica, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this coast is just a cab ride away from this interesting historical site.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Salisbury is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Salisbury isn't far off, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Salisbury Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 0.6 N Resort
The Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.1 SE Hotel
Rachelle's Retreat 2.1 SE Guest house


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Lobster Palace. The restaurant has both Belgian and Caribbean cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Salisbury Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dominica, so if Salisbury Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Colihaut Beach, located a short taxi ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Batalie Beach, which could provide more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's located three quarters of a mile to the north.

You may also enjoy St. Joseph Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Salisbury Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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