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 toward the southern outskirts of Mero, St. Joseph Beach is on the West edge of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Many of the beaches on Dominica are quiet and secluded, but at St. Joseph Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Dominica. It's located near Waitukubuli Trail: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions like Barracoon Building provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at St. Joseph Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Dominica's past, without venturing too far from the coast.

If a visit to the St. Joseph Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 walking the city is a definite option. The closest town to St. Joseph Beach is Mero, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers looking to find a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown below.

Accommodations near St. Joseph Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rachelle's Retreat 0.4 mi. NNW Guest house
The 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
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
Roseau Valley Hotel -- -- Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Green House Sports Bar And Grill.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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
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

Dominica has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Mero Beach, located only a short distance away. Plan to visit Mero Beach on your next family vacation to Dominica.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, St. Joseph Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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