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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

Beaches Map

You'll find a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you will be happy to know that several of these beaches are relatively secluded and free from development. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

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

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Purple Beach. This beach is just north of Portsmouth off of West Coast Road. It's easy to find and does not require four wheel drive for access.

Picard Beach: Adjacent to Ross University Medical School, Picard beach is just a little strip of shoreline south of Portsmouth where visitors or students take a quick dip.

Review this table for more information.

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, there are other kinds attractions available. Anyone needing to can find more details concerning other attractions here.


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