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

There are a small variety of beaches to choose from in the area. If you are hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet, you will be pleased to know that several of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from over-development. You can click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

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

A second location worth considering 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 beaches in Portsmouth are listed in the chart below.

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

Bear in mind, Portsmouth has other attraction types. If interested, you can find out more about other attractions by following this link.


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