Beaches in Portsmouth

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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. 

The Area's Beaches

Beaches Map

There are a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you're in luck, since several of these beaches are relatively secluded and quiet. For more information concerning any specific beach click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

Dublanc Beach: Access this beach by heading north from Roseau on Leblanc Highway and enjoy the stunning coastal sightseeing on the way.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Purple Beach. On the north end of Prince Rupert Bay, just south of Cabrits National Park, Purple Beach is in a region well known for it's excellent diving and snorkeling. This beach is a popular weekend spot.

Picard Beach: On flat land and near some development, this is not one of Dominica's prettiest or most secluded beaches, but it does provide a convenient spot to take a swim in the warm Caribbean waters if you're headed to or from Portsmouth.

Check the following table to see beaches that you'll find 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

Needless to say, Portsmouth is home to additional attractions. Click here to find our page dedicated to other interesting attractions for Portsmouth.


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