Scotts Head Beach

There is a lot to do on this shoreline, but particularly diving and snorkeling are worth your visit. There are resident dolphin pods, excellent sightseeing, a lighthouse and great hotels and restaurants nearby.

Situated in Scotts Head Village, Scotts Head Beach is on the South edge of Dominica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like a visit to Scotts Head Beach. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
It is very easy to find your way to Scotts Head Beach. The coastal road that runs the length of Dominica's western edge ends at Scotts Head Village. It's an apt place to be the end of the road in paradise, boasting a visually stunning experience underwater and on the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Scotts Head Beach is a jutting cape and the surrounding shoreline that make up the southwestern tip of the island. This is one of the most amazing places to go snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Scotts Head Beach on the South coast of Dominica; it's located near attractions like Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historic attractions, including Anglican Cemetery, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Scotts Head Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Dominica, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shoreline is six miles to the north of this site of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Scotts Head Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere Hiking Trail 0.3 ENE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 2.4 NE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 4.2 NNE Dominica
Ras Greg Studio Art Gallery 5.6 N Dominica
Anglican Cemetery Historical Site 5.8 N Dominica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Roseau, a town which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Roseau is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically very difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. For guests looking to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest options to Scotts Head Beach.

Accommodations near Scotts Head Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Soufriere Springs Guesthouse 1.8 NNE Guest house
Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre 5.1 N Hotel
Castle Comfort Lodge 5.1 N Guest house


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Roger's Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Scotts Head Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Roger's Bar and Restaurant (767) 448-7851 Creole Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Chez Wen (767) 448-6668 Creole -- 0.1 mi. ENE
Rodney's Wellness Restaurant (767) 245-4725 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Tony's Eatery Bar Cafe (767) 440-3380 -- -- -- --
Melvina's Champagne Bar and Restaurant (767) 440-5480 Bar and grill Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Fish Pot -- -- Very Casual -- --
Zam Zam Cafe (767) 440-7969 International, Mexican Very Casual 5.0 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Scotts Head Beach on Dominica.

You may also want to try Champagne, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. The shores of Champagne Beach may be rocky, but its seas are calm and full of amazing marine life just waiting for you to explore. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Scotts Head North Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Soufriere Bay Beach, which is located a mile and a half away. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, Scotts Head Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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