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.

Set in downtown Roseau, Botanical Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that Dominica has plenty of secluded beaches. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are much more likely to visit Botanical Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Botanical Beach will be found within a tourist hotspot, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Dominica's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Talipot Gallery, which is located less than a hundred yards to the northeast, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Dominica Museum, a lovely museum found just a short distance away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Roseau is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Roseau is a fairly short distance away, about three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the following table.

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 Hotel 0.2 mi. NW 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Tao Restaurant & Lounge Bar. This restaurant offers both Italian and Japanese menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood and steak.

Nearby restaurants are provided 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

There are other beaches on Dominica you might like besides Botanical Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Botanical Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Champagne, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located 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 you're looking for something a little more private, Woodbridge Bay Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Mahaut South Beach, which is located four miles away.

Perhaps Botanical Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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