Soufriere Bay Beach

Soufriere Bay is not popular for strolling barefoot on the beach but this rocky shoreline has some great snorkeling and scuba diving conditions in its turquoise waters.

Located in Soufriere, in the same area as Scotts Head Village, Soufriere Bay Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. While Soufriere Bay Beach is not the most secluded beach on Dominica, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract families and couples alike.

How to Access The Beach
This is an easy to find beach north of Scotts Head and south of the capitol. Its off the main coastal road and a great place to stop on your sightseeing journey down Dominica's western edge.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will find Soufriere Bay Beach, famous for its rock-studded black sand shores, situated on the on the southwest coast of Dominica. The beach has clear blue waters and breathtaking underwater walls, perfect for aquatic exploration.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Soufriere Bay Beach tends to be relatively secluded, making it perfect for travelers looking to escape it all.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Dominica's South coast. Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Dominica Museum, a lovely museum found five miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Soufriere Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 1.2 ENE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere Hiking Trail 1.3 S Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 2.8 NNE Dominica
Ras Greg Studio Art Gallery 4.4 NNW Dominica
Anglican Cemetery Historical Site 4.6 NNW Dominica

Cities and Towns

The town of Roseau is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Soufriere Bay Beach, Roseau is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (eight 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. Soufriere Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests trying to find a place to stay close to Soufriere Bay Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Soufriere Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Soufriere Springs Guesthouse 0.4 mi. NE Guest house
Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre 3.8 mi. N Hotel
Castle Comfort Lodge 3.8 mi. N Guest house
Evergreen Hotel 3.9 mi. N Hotel
Exotica -- -- Lodge
Fort Young Hotel 4.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Garraway Hotel 4.8 mi. NNW Hotel
Zandoli Inn 4.8 mi. E Hotel
La Flamboyant 4.9 mi. NNW Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Rodney's Wellness Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their health food.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Soufriere Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 1.3 mi. NW
Chez Wen (767) 448-6668 Creole -- 1.3 mi. S
Roger's Bar and Restaurant (767) 448-7851 Creole Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSW
Fish Pot -- -- Very Casual -- --
Zam Zam Cafe (767) 440-7969 International, Mexican Very Casual 3.7 mi. N
Ocean Terrace (767) 448-2638 Creole, International Informal 3.8 mi. N
Sea Surge Restaurant & Bar (767) 448-3288 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 3.9 mi. N
Sugar Apple Cafe (767) 448-8839 Caribbean Informal -- --
Shakes -- -- -- 4.4 mi. NNW
All Nations Bar and Restaurant -- Creole, International Very Casual 4.4 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Dominica besides Soufriere Bay Beach.

You may also enjoy Dubuc Beach, located four miles to the east.

Dominica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Soufriere Bay Beach is just one of the many options.


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