Sandy Bay Beach

Located right within Marigot, Sandy Bay Beach is a small but popular beach for a quick cool-off.

Located near the center of Marigot, Sandy Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. While Sandy Bay Beach is not the most secluded beach on Dominica, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located right next to the marina, so it should not be hard to find.

Amenities and Ambiance

Visitors to Sandy Bay Beach should not expect tropical views, white sand, or a great deal of privacy. The beach is best used as a quick solution, as there are larger beaches, more developed beaches, and more remote beaches nearby.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Sandy Bay Beach will be located inside a popular area that can get crowded, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Sandy Bay Beach on Dominica's North East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Fort Shirley offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Sandy Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coast is within taxi range of this interesting historical site.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp Hiking Trail 1.7 S Dominica
Kalinago Cultural Village Museum 3.5 SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 3.7 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Hiking Trail 6.3 SSE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.5 SW Dominica

Cities and Towns

Sandy Bay Beach is near Marigot, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Marigot, a city which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Marigot is just up the road, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Faith Cottages 0.4 mi. NW Cottages
Coffeeriver Cottages 0.7 mi. WSW Cottages
Pagua Bay House 1.0 mi. SE Cottages
Silks 1.4 mi. SW Hotel
Hibiscus Valley Inn 2.5 mi. S Lodge
Serenity Lodges Dominica 2.6 mi. S Lodge
Roots Jungle Retreat 2.8 mi. S B & B
River Rush Retreat 2.9 mi. S Lodge
Calibishie Cove 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 4.8 mi. NW Cottages


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Tickles. The restaurant serves Caribbean food.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Sandy Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tickles -- Caribbean -- 0.1 mi. W
Genesis Restaurant (767) 445-7725 Grill Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
The J's Spot (767) 245-4904 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Pagua Bay Bar & Grill (767) 445-8888 American, Caribbean, Fusion Informal 1.0 mi. SE
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Hibiscus Valley Restaurant (767) 445-8195 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. S
Kalinago Village Cafe (767) 445-7979 Creole Very Casual 3.6 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Sandy Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Dominica.

You may also want to try Londonderry Bay Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it a mile and a half to the northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Calibishie Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also enjoy Middle Bay, located a couple hundred yards away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Dominica, and Sandy Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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