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.

Positioned in downtown Roseau, Botanical Beach is on the South edge of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Social beachgoers might like this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Botanical Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who like to be in the center of the action.

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.

Since Botanical Beach happens to be found inside a tourist hotspot, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Dominica; the area is home to other attractions such as Talipot Gallery, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Dominica Museum. This museum is located not a great distance away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The closest town is , which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Roseau isn't far off, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within driving distance. Some of the closest options are seen in the following list.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Tao Restaurant & Lounge Bar. This restaurant serves both Italian and Japanese cuisines. They're also renowned for their seafood and steak.

Some 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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Botanical Beach.

If the active mood at Botanical Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about heading to Champagne, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Woodbridge Bay Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Mahaut South Beach, located not a great distance away, meaning a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, Botanical Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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