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 island of Dominica, near Dublanc, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that West Ross Beach is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches you'll come across on Dominica may be just as refreshing as West Ross Beach, but tend to be busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.
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.
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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.
West Ross Beach provides a calm and relaxing experience, as the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.
Beachgoers will find West Ross Beach on Dominica's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
Historical attractions such as Fort Shirley offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at West Ross Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dominica's past, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is three and a half miles from this place of historical interest.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.
|Fort Shirley||Historical Site||3.7||N||Dominica|
|Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum||Museum||3.7||N||Dominica|
|Indigo Art Gallery||Art Gallery||4.7||NE||Dominica|
Portsmouth is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.
You'll find a pretty nice variety of accommodation options to pick from in the area that surrounds West Ross Beach. The most convenient of which are listed below.
|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|
|3.6 mi.||N||Guest house|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. Le Flambeau Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.
Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.
|Le Flambeau Restaurant||(767) 445-5131||Eclectic||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||NNE|
|(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|
|(767) 445-4223||International||Very Casual||2.1 mi.||NNE|
|Subway Portsmouth||(767) 445-3140||American||Very Casual||2.1 mi.||NNE|
|(767) 225-1105||International, Jamaican||Very Casual||2.2 mi.||NNE|
|--||Carry out restaurant||Very Casual||2.2 mi.||NNE|
|(767) 285-7953||--||--||2.2 mi.||NNE|
|--||Vegetarian||Very Casual||2.2 mi.||NNE|
|--||Vegetarian||Very Casual||2.2 mi.||NNE|
There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Dominica, so West Ross Beach is not your only option.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Dublanc Beach, located within a mile or so. Others might prefer Secret Beach, which could provide more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it one and an eighth miles to the north.
Vacationers may 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 a trip to West Ross Beach could end up a family favorite.
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