St. Joseph Beach

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

Set in the southern outskirts of Mero, St. Joseph Beach is on the West coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. St. Joseph Beach is one of many fun beaches on Dominica to consider.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as St. Joseph Beach is on Dominica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Old Mill Cultural Centre. This museum is relatively near St. Joseph Beach, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

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 St. Joseph Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 6.4 NE Dominica

Cities and Towns

St. Joseph Beach is close to Mero, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Mero is the closest town to St. Joseph Beach. It is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a hotel room close to St. Joseph Beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest lodging options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near St. Joseph Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rachelle's Retreat 0.4 NNW Guest house
The Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant 1.3 NNW Hotel
Sunset Bay Club Hotel 3.0 NNW Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at St. Joseph Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Green House Sports Bar And Grill.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near St. Joseph Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Green House Sports Bar And Grill (767) 449-7223 -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Romance Cafe (767) 449-7922 French Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Double House Restaurant And Bar (767) 449-7873 -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Tamarind Tree Restaurant (767) 449-7395 Creole, International -- 1.3 mi. NNW
Chez La Doudou Cafe (767) 449-6575 Creole, French Very Casual 1.6 mi. NNW
Lobster Palace (767) 446-6522 Belgian, Caribbean, Creole Informal 3.0 mi. NNW
L&O Restaurant (767) 449-1357 Creole Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides St. Joseph Beach on Dominica.

You may also enjoy Mero Beach, located within a couple of miles. Plan to visit Mero Beach on your next family vacation to Dominica.

Perhaps St. Joseph Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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