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.

Situated on the northwestern coast of the island of Dominica, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Secret Beach stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches on Dominica offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Dominica's North West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Shirley, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum (located not a great distance away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Dominica.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Waitukubuli National Trail: Segment 11 Hiking Trail 3.8 mi. SE Dominica
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.9 mi. NE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Secret Beach is very close to Portsmouth, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Portsmouth, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Secret Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secret Bay Resort 0.1 mi. SSW Lodge
Rejens Hotel 0.3 mi. SE Resort
Hotel Portsmouth Beach 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Sister Sea Lodge 1.2 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel the Champs 1.2 mi. ENE Lodge
Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski 3.1 mi. N Resort

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Secret Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5142 Caribbean, International Informal 0.9 mi. NE
Shernel's Daily Dose & Catering (767) 613-2212 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Restaurant The Champs (767) 445-4452 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. ENE
Purple Turtle Beach Club (767) 445-5296 Caribbean, International Informal 2.7 mi. N
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.7 mi. S
Cabrits Market (767) 614-5725 Creole, International, Italian, Vegetarian Informal 3.1 mi. N
Kweyol Beach Cafe (767) 614-5725 Caribbean, International Informal 3.1 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Dominica besides Secret Beach.

You might also enjoy Dublanc Beach, situated only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, West Ross Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it one and an eighth miles to the south.

You might also want to visit Picard Beach, which is located only a short distance away. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.

Of course, Dominica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, 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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