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.

Located on the northwestern coast of the island of Dominica, close to Dublanc, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; relatively untouched parts of the coast like West Ross Beach are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

West Ross Beach provides an angelic and relaxing getaway, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find West Ross Beach on the North West coast of Dominica. Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're intrigued by Dominica's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Shirley, which is three and a half miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Portsmouth, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good selection of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which are shown below.

Accommodations near West Ross Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secret Bay Resort 1.1 mi. N 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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Le Flambeau Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Dominica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Dublanc Beach, situated only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Secret Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it one and an eighth miles to the north.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Picard Beach, which is located within a short distance. For great watersports action, visit Picard Beach.

There's plenty to see and do on Dominica, and West Ross Beach is just one of the many options.


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