St. Joseph Beach

St Joseph Beach's draw is its great snorkeling and diving opportunities, it's much more isolated than nearby Mero Beach.

Located in the southern outskirts of Mero, St. Joseph Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Before you arrive, consider some of Dominica's most interesting options, like St. Joseph Beach.

How to Access The Beach

If you're driving on the main coastal road, you'll see this beach from the road when you're just north of St. Joseph. It's not likely to be populated because of its close proximity to more developed beaches.

Amenities and Ambiance

Adjacent to the tiny town of St Joseph, this beach is a rocky shoreline with beautiful offshore reefs. This beach offers little shade but it does have a small patch of not too rocky gray sand.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Dominica's West coast. It's located near Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as Barracoon Building offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of St. Joseph Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Dominica, without having to go too far from the beach.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Joseph Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 1.2 SSE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce Hiking Trail 6.0 E Dominica
Old Mill Cultural Centre Museum 6.0 SSE Dominica
Atrium Valley Studio Art Gallery 6.1 SE Dominica
Tiffany's Art Gallery Art Gallery 6.2 SSE Dominica

Cities and Towns

St. Joseph Beach is close to Mero, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town to St. Joseph Beach is Mero, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for visitors who want to see more of the area.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular tourist destination, it is not typically very difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the options closest to St. Joseph Beach.

Accommodations near St. Joseph Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rachelle's Retreat 0.4 mi. NNW Guest house
Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.3 mi. NNW Hotel
Stonedge Safari Lodge 2.7 mi. NW Hostel
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 3.0 mi. NNW Resort
L&O Guest House 3.7 mi. SE Guest house
Crescent Moon Cabins 5.3 mi. SE Lodge
Hummingbird Inn 6.7 mi. SSE Lodge
Home from Home 7.9 mi. SSE Hotel
St. James Guesthouse 8.0 mi. SSE Guest house
Narakiels Inn 8.1 mi. SSE Guest house


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Dominica's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Double House Restaurant And Bar.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near St. Joseph Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- -- --
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- -- --
Mirage Restaurant (767) 449-6676 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. NE
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 1.1 mi. S
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 International -- 1.1 mi. S
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 1.3 mi. NNW
Chez La Douche Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNW
Riverstone Bar and Grill (767) 449-3713 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Stonedge Lodge Restaurant (767) 277-3607 International -- 2.7 mi. NW
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 3.0 mi. NNW
L&O Restaurant (767) 449-1357 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

St. Joseph Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Dominica.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mero Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles to the south. Plan to visit Mero Beach on your next family vacation to Dominica.

Maybe St. Joseph Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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