Beaches in Roseau

Photo credit: © Dominique Hazard

The beaches of Roseau are a sight to be hold, with their volcanic, rocky, black sands that even in the Caribbean are not easy to come by.  Not favored for days spend relaxing, swimming, and sunning, they are still a great choice for a visit for the vista, a walk along the shore, and and experience you'll be able to relive for generations. 

Beach Choices In The Area

Beaches Map

You will discover several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. To get additional information about any specific beach just click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Woodbridge Bay Beach: Although Woodbridge Bay Beach is one of the most convenient option if you're desperate to dip your toes in the warm Caribbean sea, you'll probably be happier if you venture farther out of town. This short stretch of shoreline is primarily of interest because it is right in Roseau; unfortunately, it doesn't have anything going for it beyond providing direct public access to the water right in town.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Mahaut South Beach. The coastline of a tiny fishing village, this beach doesn't call to mind the white sand wonder that you think of when you imagine a day at the beach, but like most of Dominica's shoreline, it's draw is the beautiful view of the lush green mountains and the clean, endless ocean.

Pointe Michel: This beach is on the islands eastern side and is fairly popular with travelers and locals because it has soft sand and a good length of shallower water for wading and safe swimming.

The beaches in and around Roseau are summarized right below.

Beaches In and Around Roseau
Name Location Coast
Berekua Beach 6.5 mi. Southeast of Central Roseau South
Botanical Beach Downtown Roseau South
Champagne 4.2 mi. South of Central Roseau South
Donkey Beach Canefield, 2.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Roseau South West
Mahaut North Beach 5.0 mi. North of Central Roseau South West
Mahaut South Beach 3.5 mi. North of Central Roseau South West
Pointe Michel Pointe Michel, 3.3 mi. South of Central Roseau South
Rodney Rock Beach 6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Roseau South West
Soufriere Bay Beach Soufriere, 5.3 mi. South of Central Roseau South
Woodbridge Bay Beach 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Roseau South

Keep in mind, you will find other attraction types available too. Take advantage of this extended discussion concerning even more attractions if you want to find additional information.


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