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 coast of Dominica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. You may notice that beaches throughout Dominica tend to be somewhat quiet, but Scotts Head Beach is the exception.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Found on Dominica's South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Anglican Cemetery offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Scotts Head Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this site can be found six miles from this historical destination.

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

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Roseau, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Roseau is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't that tough to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your party are hoping to book a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the closest accommodations 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 you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Roger's Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Creole cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood.

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

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Dominica will have lots of options besides Scotts Head Beach.

You may also want to try Champagne, which is in a pretty active location. It is located 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 you're looking for something a little more private, consider Scotts Head North Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Soufriere Bay Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

Dominica has so much to offer, and Scotts Head Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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