Donkey Beach

Not your normal beach getaway, Donkey Beach is more suited for a quick excursion for those staying in the city than a day at the beach.

Situated in Canefield, Donkey Beach is on the South West coast of Dominica. You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Dominica tend to be somewhat quiet, but Donkey Beach is a little different.

How to Access The Beach
Possibly the easiest beach to get to on Dominica, Donkey Beach is right to the southwest of the airport.

Amenities and Ambiance

Donkey Beach is located right off the main road and within feet of the airport and an industrial park. This makes for poor tropical scenery, but it useful if you wanted to go to the same beach as the locals.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area right around Donkey Beach is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Dominica; this area boasts other attractions such as Old Mill Cultural Centre, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Dominica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Jean Rhys House, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the area surrounding Donkey Beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Donkey Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Mill Cultural Centre Museum 0.3 mi. E Dominica
Tiffany's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.4 mi. S Dominica
Everybody's Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. S Dominica
Jean Rhys House Historical Site 2.4 mi. S Dominica
Barracoon Building Historical Site 2.4 mi. S Dominica
City Council Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 2.4 mi. S Dominica
Ellingworth Moses Studio Art Gallery 2.5 mi. S Dominica
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral Historical Site 2.5 mi. S Dominica
The Methodist Church Historical Site 2.5 mi. S Dominica
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven Historical Site 2.6 mi. S Dominica
Bayfront Scenic Trail 2.6 mi. S Dominica
Dominica Museum Museum 2.6 mi. S Dominica

Cities and Towns

Donkey Beach is near Roseau, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Roseau, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Roseau is a quick trip away, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Donkey Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Donkey Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Home from Home 2.1 mi. SSE Hotel
St. James Guesthouse 2.1 mi. S Guest house
Narakiels Inn 2.2 mi. S Guest house
Madinina Lodgings 2.4 mi. S Guest house
Sutton Place Hotel 2.4 mi. S Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house
La Flamboyant Hotel 2.5 mi. S Hotel
Garraway Hotel 2.6 mi. S Hotel
Fort Young Hotel 2.7 mi. S Hotel
Roseau Valley Hotel -- -- Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Donkey Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Mam's Restaurant & Bar.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Donkey Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mam's Restaurant & Bar (767) 449-0892 -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Italia Restaurant (767) 440-4837 Creole, International -- 2.1 mi. SSE
Ruins Rock Cafe (767) 440-5483 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
L&O Restaurant (767) 449-1357 Creole Very Casual -- --
Iroc Subs & Pizza (767) 440-4768 Italian -- 2.3 mi. S
Pizza Palace (767) 448-4598 Italian -- 2.3 mi. S
Lionstone Creole -- Creole, Vegan -- 2.4 mi. S
Perky's Pizza Roseau (767) 448-1628 International Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Island Ice Cream (767) 448-2991 Eclectic Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Pumpkins (767) 613-3645 Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian -- -- --
Pearl's Cuisine (767) 448-8707 Caribbean Informal 2.5 mi. S
Banana Tree Bar & Grill (767) 448-5433 Caribbean Very Casual 2.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Donkey Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Champagne, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it six 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 a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Mahaut South Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Maybe Donkey 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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