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, close to Scotts Head Village, Soufriere Bay Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Soufriere Bay Beach is one of many fun beaches on Dominica to consider.

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Soufriere Bay Beach tends to be relatively secluded, making it perfect for travelers looking to escape it all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Dominica's South coast. It is close to Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin, which is one of the attractions in the region.

If you're intrigued by Dominica's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Anglican Cemetery, which is only a brief cab ride away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Roseau is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Soufriere Bay Beach, Roseau is about five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Those looking for a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table 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 Hotel 4.8 mi. NNW Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Rodney's Wellness Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their health food.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

Needless to say, Soufriere Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Dominica.

Another location you may want to try is Dubuc Beach, which is located four miles away.

While Dominica has many alluring attractions, a trip to Soufriere Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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