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.

Positioned in Scotts Head Village, Scotts Head Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Dominica will find that Scotts Head Beach is a good choice for them. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

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

What's Nearby


Scotts Head Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Dominica; this area boasts other attractions such as Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Dominica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Anglican Cemetery, which is six miles to the north.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Roseau is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your group are looking to get a place that's near the beach, the table below shows the options closest 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Dominica's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Roger's Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Creole cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are shown 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

Scotts Head Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Dominica.

If the active mood at Scotts Head Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Champagne, a beach with a similar ambiance. 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 you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Scotts Head North Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Soufriere Bay Beach, located a mile and a half to the north-northeast. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

Dominica has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Scotts Head Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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