Botanical Beach

This beach runs along the coastline of Dominica's capitol, Roseau. It's a great beach to watch boaters and cruise ships head to port.

Located in downtown Roseau, Botanical Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Active, fun-seeking vacationers might like this beach due to its busy, urban location. In fact, Botanical Beach is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and people who want an unlimited number of nearby restaurants and activities to choose from.

How to Access The Beach
It is no trouble to find your way here. It's the western edge of the capitol and Victoria St. runs the length of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

With a thin strip of gray sand and calm waters, this is a pleasant spot to step out of the urban surroundings and enjoy a picnic or a sunset walk, though it's not a popular swimming or water sport beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Botanical Beach is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Botanical Beach is on the South coast of Dominica; this area boasts other attractions such as Talipot Gallery, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Dominica Museum. This museum is located a quarter mile to the northwest, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Botanical Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Talipot Gallery Art Gallery 0.0 mi. NE Dominica
The State House Historical Site 0.1 mi. N Dominica
St. George's Anglican Church Historical Site 0.1 mi. NW Dominica
Government House Historical Site 0.1 mi. N Dominica
Anglican Cemetery Historical Site 0.1 mi. E Dominica
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven Historical Site 0.2 mi. N Dominica
Dominica Tourist Information Center Tourist Information Service 0.2 mi. NW Dominica
Government Cemetery Historical Site 0.2 mi. NE Dominica
The Methodist Church Historical Site 0.2 mi. NNW Dominica
Dominica Museum Museum 0.2 mi. NW Dominica
Bayfront Scenic Trail 0.2 mi. NW Dominica
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral Historical Site 0.2 mi. N Dominica

Cities and Towns

Botanical Beach is very close to Roseau, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Roseau, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Botanical Beach, Roseau isn't far off, about three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide assortment of accommodation options to pick from in the area that encircles Botanical Beach. The most convenient of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Botanical Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fort Young Hotel 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Garraway Hotel 0.2 mi. NW Hotel
La Flamboyant 0.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house
Sutton Place Hotel 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Madinina Lodgings 0.4 mi. NW Guest house
Narakiels Inn 0.6 mi. NNW Guest house
St. James Guesthouse 0.6 mi. NNW Guest house
Home from Home 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Evergreen Hotel 0.9 mi. SE Hotel

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Tao Restaurant & Lounge Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Italian and Japanese menu items. They are also famous for their seafood and steak.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Botanical Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tao Restaurant & Lounge Bar (767) 316-6666 Italian, Japanese, South American Informal 0.0 mi. N
Palisades Restaurant (767) 448-5000 Caribbean, Creole, Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Mousehole Snackette (767) 448-4436 -- -- 0.2 mi. NW
Ancient Capital (767) 448-6628 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Balisier (767) 449-8800 Creole, Indian, International Informal 0.2 mi. NW
JB Juice -- -- -- 0.2 mi. NW
Dynasty Restaurant & Bar (767) 440-3021 -- -- 0.2 mi. NW
All Nations Bar and Restaurant -- Creole, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. ESE
Cafe Stone Love -- -- -- 0.2 mi. NNW
Shakes -- -- -- 0.2 mi. ESE
JR Bar and Restaurant -- Bar and grill Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Francis Enterprises (767) 448-5295 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Dominica has many nice beaches, so Botanical Beach is just one of your options.

If the active mood at Botanical Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Champagne, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it three and a half miles to the south. The shores of Champagne Beach may be rocky, but its seas are calm and full of amazing marine life just waiting for you to explore. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Woodbridge Bay Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mahaut South Beach, located not a great distance away, meaning a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Botanical Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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