Scotts Head North Beach

Scott's Head North is a sandy strip on the western edge of Scott's Head Village. It's a nice place to picnic while visiting the village but it's real draw is great snorkeling.

Located on the western outskirts of Scotts Head Village, Scotts Head North Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will probably like Scotts Head North Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach

The main coastal road runs south to this beach and the adjacent village. This is a popular spot for tourists on the island because of the great snorkeling and diving and so tourists are catered to here.

Amenities and Ambiance

A small sandy beach, this beach is near great dining and you can often see dolphins in the water.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Dominica. It is near some interesting sites like Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Dominica Museum. This museum is located just a brief cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Scotts Head North Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere Hiking Trail 0.2 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 an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Roseau is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Scotts Head North Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it is not usually very tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you're looking to book a place that's near the water, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Scotts Head North Beach.

Accommodations near Scotts Head North Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Soufriere Springs Guesthouse 1.8 NNE Guest house
Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre 5.0 N Hotel
Castle Comfort Lodge 5.1 N Guest house


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Dominica's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Roger's Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Creole cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Scotts Head North 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 4.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Dominica, so if Scotts Head North Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the exciting vibe at Scotts Head North Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Champagne, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Scotts Head Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Travelers may also want to consider Soufriere Bay Beach, which is located only a short distance away. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

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


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