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

Fort Shirley is located in a nice area within Dominica, so guests staying in this area of Dominica will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There is a decent amount of lodgings in the region around this historical site.

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

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Fort Shirley. Purple Turtle Beach Club, which offers Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Blue Bay Restaurant and Douglas Guesthouse Snackette offer additional dining possibilities in the area where travelers will have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine on Dominica.


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.


Arrive at this destination ready to pay the price of admission, which you can figure out by phoning in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (767) 445-6009

Location: Cabrits Garrison, Dominica


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