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.

Positioned in Canefield, Donkey Beach is on the South West coast of Dominica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. While Donkey Beach is not the most hidden spot on Dominica, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract beachgoers.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Donkey Beach will be found inside an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on Dominica's South West coast; it's located near attractions like Old Mill Cultural Centre, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historic attractions, including Jean Rhys House, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Donkey Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Dominica's past, without having to stray too far from 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 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

Roseau is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Roseau is just up the road, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly wide variety of hotel and resort options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table 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 2.5 mi. S Hotel
Garraway Hotel 2.6 mi. S Hotel
Fort Young Hotel 2.7 mi. S Hotel
Roseau Valley Hotel -- -- Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Mam's Restaurant & Bar.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Donkey Beach.

If the active mood at Donkey Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Champagne, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Woodbridge Bay Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Mahaut South Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Of course, Dominica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Donkey Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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