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.

Set on the island of Dominica, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Secret Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches on Dominica may be just as pretty, but are usually busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Secret Beach is on the North West coast of Dominica. It is near some interesting sites like Fort Shirley, which is located two and a half miles to the north, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, 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 near Portsmouth, so walking the city is a definite option. Portsmouth is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. Secret Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a nice assortment of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which are shown 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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Le Flambeau Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dominica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Dublanc Beach, found just a short distance away. On the other hand, West Ross Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located one and an eighth miles to the south.

You may also enjoy Picard Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Dominica, so visiting Secret Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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