Beaches in Portsmouth

Photo credit: © Dominique Hazard

Featuring the only white sand beaches on an island where rocky, black shores prevail, Portsmouth is where you go for a day at the beach.  Although the town that surrounds this coast is busy as far as Dominica goes, the beaches remain uncrowded, allowing you the space you need to stretch out, relax, and explore. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

Beaches Map

You'll discover a small variety of beaches to visit in the area. If you are hoping to have a long stretch of sand to yourself, you're likely to be pleased, since several of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from development. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular location.

Dublanc Beach: Dublanc Beach is the western coastal edge of the village of Dublanc. The shore is rocky and gray and the there is just a thin strip of coastline between the buildings and the sea.

A second option to consider is Purple Beach. Purple Beach's aquamarine waters are protected by a beautiful coral reef structure. This beach has soft gray sand and is shaded by sea almond trees.

Picard Beach: You could park at Ross University and walk to this beach or you could look for the access road off Ross Blvd.

The chart below offers some key facts concerning the beaches located in the area.

Beaches In Portsmouth
Name Location Coast
Douglas Bay 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Portsmouth North West
Dublanc Beach Dublanc, 4.4 mi. South of Central Portsmouth North West
Picard Beach Central Portsmouth North West
Purple Beach 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Portsmouth North West
Secret Beach 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Portsmouth North West
West Ross Beach 3.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Portsmouth North West

Fortunately, Portsmouth has additional attractions. You can read this page concerning even more attractions if you'd like to find more details.


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