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.

Situated in the western outskirts of Salisbury, Salisbury Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should consider going off the beaten path to 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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Dominica. It's located near Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Old Mill Cultural Centre, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Salisbury Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 3.6 SE Dominica
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

Cities and Towns

Salisbury is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Salisbury is just up the road, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice assortment of lodging options to choose from near Salisbury Beach. The most convenient of which can be seen below.

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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Stonedge Lodge Restaurant. The restaurant serves International cuisine. Visitors often rave about their crepes. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

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 Douche 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 -- -- -- --
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- -- --
Mirage Restaurant (767) 449-6676 Caribbean -- 2.3 mi. SE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 3.5 mi. SSE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 International -- 3.5 mi. SSE
Riverstone Bar and Grill (767) 449-3713 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean, International Very Casual 4.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Salisbury Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Colihaut Beach, found a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Batalie Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three quarters of a mile to the north.

You might also want to visit St. Joseph Beach, located two and a half miles to the southeast.

While Dominica has many alluring attractions, visiting Salisbury Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Dominica even more memorable.


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