Toucari Beach

Like Champagne Beach, volcanic gases vent from the sea floor off Toucari Beach and create a wall of bubbles. This is an ideal spot for snorkeling or shallow diving. Fantastic sea life abounds here and its fun to hunt for them both onshore and off.

Set on the island of Dominica, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach

Toucari Beach is north of Portsmouth and Cabrits National Park. It's easy to find, off West Coast Road and adjacent to the village of the same name.

Amenities and Ambiance

Toucari Beach is a secluded area with coral-covered rocks jutting from its aquamarine waters. Toucari Beach is fairly secluded, and less popular than Champagne Beach but with the same incredible underwater bubbles. If you want good snorkeling but prefer an isolated beach experience, try Toucari.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Toucari Beach offers a quiet and relaxing haven, since the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Dominica's North West coast. Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park is one of a number of local attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Dominica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Shirley, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Toucari Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park Hiking Trail 1.5 mi. N Dominica
Fort Shirley Historical Site 2.0 mi. SSW Dominica
Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum Museum 2.0 mi. SSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin Hiking Trail 3.0 mi. ENE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 3.3 mi. SE Dominica
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 6.4 mi. SSE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Hiking Trail 9.2 mi. SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 10.3 mi. SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights Hiking Trail 11.5 mi. SE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Hatten Garden to First Camp Hiking Trail 13.7 mi. ESE Dominica
Wacky Rollers Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 15.1 mi. S Dominica

Cities and Towns

Toucari Beach is close to Portsmouth, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Portsmouth is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Toucari Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good number of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Toucari Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Douglas Guesthouse 2.2 mi. S Guest house
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 2.4 mi. SSE Guest house
Sister Sea Lodge 3.5 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Portsmouth Beach 3.9 mi. S Hotel
Hotel the Champs 3.9 mi. S Lodge
Picard Beach Cottages 3.9 mi. S Cottages
Barb Wire Bungalows 4.0 mi. S Cottages
Comfort Cottages -- -- Cottages
Secret Bay Resort -- -- Lodge
Wind Blow Estate 7.1 mi. E Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far away. Purple Turtle Beach Club is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Toucari Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Purple Turtle Beach Club (767) 445-5296 Caribbean, International -- 1.8 mi. S
Blue Bay Restaurant (767) 445-4985 Creole, French, Swiss Very Casual 2.1 mi. S
Douglas Guesthouse Snackette -- -- -- 2.2 mi. S
Adaj Restaurant (767) 445-6535 -- -- -- --
Big Papas Restaurant (767) 445-6444 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Brothers Restaurant (767) 445-3755 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Hai Rong Yuan Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-4756 -- -- -- --
Hong Kong Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-3232 -- -- -- --
Island Cafe (767) 445-4626 -- -- -- --
Leisureland Dev./Seaside Cafeteria (767) 445-5041 -- -- -- --
Ott's Fusion Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5184 -- -- -- --
Paulina's Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-4766 Bar and grill -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Toucari Beach.

You may also enjoy Marceau Bay, located within a short distance.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Toucari Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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