West Ross Beach

This beach is very conveniently located if you're staying near Portsmouth and you'll be sure to enjoy some peace and quiet here.

Situated on the island of Dominica, in the general vicinity of Dublanc, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like West Ross Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
West Ross Beach is very close to Portsmouth, just to the south. It's even closer to Ross University School of Medicine and right off Leblanc Highway. There are no access issues with this beach, it's free and open to the public.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach has a long patch of gray sand, which is fairly smooth. It has some shade and warm Caribbean waters. If you're driving along the coast and you want to stop for a swim or a picnic, this is a good spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you enjoy beaches which grant a calm experience, then you may want to try West Ross Beach; it is found in a more natural sector of Dominica.

What's Nearby


West Ross Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Dominica. It is near Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne, which is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum. This museum is located three and a half miles to the north, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on Dominica. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near West Ross Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 3.3 E Dominica
Fort Shirley Historical Site 3.7 N Dominica
Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum Museum 3.7 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 4.5 NE Dominica
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.7 NE Dominica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. West Ross Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a good range of accommodation options to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near West Ross Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secret Bay Resort -- -- Lodge
Picard Beach Cottages 1.8 mi. NNE Cottages
Hotel Portsmouth Beach 1.8 mi. NNE Hotel
Barb Wire Bungalows 1.8 mi. NE Cottages
Hotel the Champs 1.9 mi. NE Lodge
Sister Sea Lodge 2.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 3.6 mi. NNE Guest house
Douglas Guesthouse 3.6 mi. N 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 can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. Le Flambeau Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features eclectic cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near West Ross Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Flambeau Restaurant (767) 445-5131 Eclectic Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNE
La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5142 Caribbean, International -- 1.8 mi. NNE
Peanut Farm Bar & Grille (916) 705-6887 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. NE
The Champs Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria (767) 445-4452 International Very Casual 1.9 mi. NE
The Tomato Cafe (767) 445-3334 International Very Casual 2.0 mi. NE
Rituals Coffee Picard (767) 445-4223 International Very Casual 2.1 mi. NNE
Subway Portsmouth (767) 445-3140 American Very Casual 2.1 mi. NNE
Chef Fontaine Grill (767) 225-1105 International, Jamaican Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE
First Choice Delight -- Carry out restaurant Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE
Loraine's Cuisine (767) 285-7953 -- -- 2.2 mi. NNE
Lulu's -- Vegetarian Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE
Madelene's -- Vegetarian Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Dominica, so if West Ross Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Dublanc Beach, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Secret Beach. It's found one and an eighth miles to the north.

You may also enjoy Picard Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north-northeast. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.

Dominica has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting West Ross Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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