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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach on Dominica may want to give Sandy Bay Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Sandy Bay Beach happens to be located inside a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Positioned on Dominica's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Dominica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Fort Shirley, which is 13 miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Sandy Bay Beach is close to Marigot, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Marigot is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Marigot is a quick trip away, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Those looking to find a room near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest booking options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Calibishie Cove 4.8 mi. NW Hotel
Sea Cliff Cottages 4.8 mi. NW Cottages
Jacoway Inn 5.2 mi. NW B & B
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 5.3 mi. NW Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Tickles. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Dominica, of course, so Sandy Bay Beach is not your only option.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Sandy Bay Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Londonderry Bay Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it a mile and a half to the northwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Calibishie Beach. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also enjoy Middle Bay, which is located a couple hundred yards to the east.

Of course, Dominica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Sandy Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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