Fort Shirley

Photo credit: © David BRUNO / planetair

Built in the 1700's, this fort once stood guard for all of Dominica. Today it is part of the Cabrits National Park, and offers tourist a unique window into the history of the Caribbean's colonial past.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Shirley may choose to book their trip in an area within Dominica, as guests staying in this area of Dominica will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. Although the region isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll nevertheless find a good selection of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Fort Shirley
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Douglas Guesthouse Guest house 1.1 mi. (0.4 km) E
Heaven's Best Guesthouse Guest house 1.5 mi. (0.4 km) E
Sister Sea Lodge Hotel 1.9 mi. (2.1 km) SSE
Hotel Portsmouth Beach Hotel 2.2 mi. (2.7 km) SSE
Picard Beach Cottages Cottages 2.2 mi. (2.8 km) SSE
Hotel the Champs Lodge 2.2 mi. (2.6 km) SSE
Barb Wire Bungalows Cottages 2.3 mi. (2.8 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out this site, you're in luck, as you'll find an impressive spread local restaurants within traveling distance. The closest place to eat is Purple Turtle Beach Club, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare. Also within a short distance, you will find eateries like Blue Bay Restaurant and Douglas Guesthouse Snackette so with any luck, at least one of these close by options will satisfy the entire group.


Operating Hours

Today, much of the fort is intact or rebuilt, allowing visitors to see what the area must have looked like back when the fort was operational. Those who climb the walls will be able to look out into the bay past a row of canons, just as they would be waiting for a ship to come into range.


Show up at this attraction ready to pay for the cost of admission, which you can figure out by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (767) 445-6009

Location: Cabrits Garrison, Dominica


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