Sandy Bay Beach

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

Located just outside the heart of Marigot, Sandy Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches on Dominica than Sandy Bay Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Sandy Bay Beach is an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Sandy Bay Beach is on the North East coast of Dominica; the area hosts attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historic attractions, including 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 straying too far from the coastline. Actually, you'll find this spot 13 miles to the west of this site of historical significance.

If a visit to the Sandy Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

The closest town is , which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Sandy Bay Beach, Marigot is not far away, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Sandy Bay Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Sandy Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be all that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the closest accommodations to Sandy Bay Beach.

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 looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Tickles is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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
Waitukubuli's Authentic Kitchen (767) 616-7704 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Sandy Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy Londonderry Bay Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located a mile and a half to the northwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Calibishie Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also enjoy Middle Bay, located within a short distance.

Maybe Sandy Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Dominica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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