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.

Located on the island of Dominica, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding area isn't packed with guests, but that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Toucari Beach is the ultimate convenience. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Toucari Beach brings guests a calm and relaxing escape, in part because the surrounding area is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Dominica. Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum (found just a short distance away) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand Dominica's interesting past.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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
Kalinago Cultural Village Museum 15.8 mi. ESE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Portsmouth is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest choices can be viewed in the following table.

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 4.5 mi. S Lodge
Wind Blow Estate 7.1 mi. E Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Toucari Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Purple Turtle Beach Club. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Toucari Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Marceau Bay, located only a short distance away.

Dominica has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Toucari Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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