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.

Set on the western edge of Scotts Head Village, Scotts Head North Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Although Dominica has beaches that are more secluded than Scotts Head North Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract small crowds.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Scotts Head North Beach on Dominica's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Dominica Museum. This museum is located six miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Scotts Head North Beach is close to Roseau, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Roseau, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Roseau isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to find a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the closest options 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Roger's Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant features Creole cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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 Scotts Head North Beach is just one of your options.

If the active mood at Scotts Head North Beach is one of the features you love, 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 it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Scotts Head Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Soufriere Bay Beach, located only a short distance away. Soufriere Bay Beach is ideal for vacationers who enjoy sightseeing and watersports.

Scotts Head North Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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