Secret Beach

On the edge of Prince Rupert Bay as you approach Portsmouth from the south is Dominica's Secret Beach. The ocean is clear and warm, with great spots for snorkeling and diving nearby.

Located on the northwestern edge of the island of Dominica, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Secret Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Small and quiet, this beach is hidden from the view of the road by trees, but isn't far off Leblanc Highway as you approach Prince Rupert Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach has beautiful views of a rocky overhang on the shore and great snorkeling and diving in the nearby waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Secret Beach on Dominica's North West coast. It is close to Fort Shirley, which is located two and a half miles away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles to the north, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Secret Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Shirley Historical Site 2.6 mi. N Dominica
Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum Museum 2.6 mi. N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 3.5 mi. ESE Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 3.6 mi. NE Dominica
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.9 mi. NE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Secret Beach is very close to Portsmouth, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of Portsmouth is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Secret Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secret Bay Resort -- -- Lodge
Picard Beach Cottages 0.8 mi. NE Cottages
Hotel Portsmouth Beach 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Barb Wire Bungalows 1.0 mi. ENE Cottages
Hotel the Champs 1.0 mi. NE Lodge
Sister Sea Lodge 1.2 mi. NE Hotel
Douglas Guesthouse 2.5 mi. NNE Guest house
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 2.5 mi. NE Guest house


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Le Flambeau Restaurant. The restaurant has eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Secret Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Flambeau Restaurant (767) 445-5131 Eclectic Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5142 Caribbean, International -- 0.9 mi. NE
Peanut Farm Bar & Grille (916) 705-6887 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
The Champs Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria (767) 445-4452 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Subway Portsmouth (767) 445-3140 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
The Tomato Cafe (767) 445-3334 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Rituals Coffee Picard (767) 445-4223 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Sisters Beach Bar & Restaurant (767) 445-5211 Caribbean Informal 1.2 mi. NE
Chef Fontaine Grill (767) 225-1105 International, Jamaican Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
First Choice Delight -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Loraine's Cuisine (767) 285-7953 -- -- 1.2 mi. NE
Lulu's -- Vegetarian Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Dominica you might like besides Secret Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Dublanc Beach, found just a little ways away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, West Ross Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located one and an eighth miles to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Picard Beach, located three quarters of a mile away. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Dominica, but visiting Secret Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Dominica even more memorable.


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