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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

Beaches Map

You'll find a good group of beaches to enjoy in the area. If you enjoy having lots of space around you, you will be pleased to know that some of these beaches are relatively secluded and lightly used. Just click on individual beach names to get additional information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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

Another location 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.

Review the chart below if you want 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

Keep in mind, Portsmouth is home to other attraction types. To see our detailed guide to other attractions, follow this link.


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