Woodbridge Bay Beach

Although Woodbridge Bay Beach is one of the most convenient option if you're desperate to dip your toes in the warm Caribbean sea, you'll probably be happier if you venture farther out of town. This short stretch of shoreline is primarily of interest because it is right in Roseau; unfortunately, it doesn't have anything going for it beyond providing direct public access to the water right in town.

Located on the outskirts of Roseau, a half mile north of downtown, Woodbridge Bay Beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Although Woodbridge Bay Beach is not the most secluded beach on Dominica, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is very close to Leblanc Highway and just north of Roseau. It's just past the main port of Roseau and is more of a shoreline than a typical beach locale.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach has docks on its shoreline and boats on its waters, so be careful swimming. The shoreline is gray sand and it's just feet from the main road, so it's not a place where you'd want to hang out for the day.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Bear in mind that Woodbridge Bay Beach's location is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Dominica's South coast; the area hosts attractions such as Everybody's Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Dominica Museum, a lovely museum found one and a quarter miles to the south, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Woodbridge Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Everybody's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. S Dominica
Tiffany's Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. NNW Dominica
Jean Rhys House Historical Site 1.1 mi. S Dominica
Barracoon Building Historical Site 1.1 mi. S Dominica
City Council Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.1 mi. S Dominica
Ellingworth Moses Studio Art Gallery 1.1 mi. S Dominica
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral Historical Site 1.1 mi. S Dominica
The Methodist Church Historical Site 1.2 mi. S Dominica
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven Historical Site 1.2 mi. S Dominica
Dominica Museum Museum 1.2 mi. S Dominica
Bayfront Scenic Trail 1.2 mi. S Dominica
Government House Historical Site 1.3 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 shore, Roseau is not far away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Woodbridge Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Home from Home 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
St. James Guesthouse 0.8 mi. S Guest house
Narakiels Inn 0.8 mi. S Guest house
Madinina Lodgings 1.0 mi. S Guest house
Sutton Place Hotel 1.1 mi. S Hotel
Bon Mache -- -- Guest house
La Flamboyant Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Garraway Hotel 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Fort Young Hotel 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Roseau Valley Hotel -- -- Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. Italia Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Creole and International menu items. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Woodbridge Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Italia Restaurant (767) 440-4837 Creole, International -- 0.7 mi. SSE
Ruins Rock Cafe (767) 440-5483 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Iroc Subs & Pizza (767) 440-4768 Italian -- 0.9 mi. S
Pizza Palace (767) 448-4598 Italian -- 1.0 mi. S
Lionstone Creole -- Creole, Vegan -- 1.0 mi. S
Perky's Pizza Roseau (767) 448-1628 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. S
Island Ice Cream (767) 448-2991 Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. S
Pearl's Cuisine (767) 448-8707 Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. S
Pumpkins (767) 613-3645 Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian -- -- --
Banana Tree Bar & Grill (767) 448-5433 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. S
Guiyave (767) 448-2930 Caribbean, Creole Informal 1.1 mi. S
Symes-Zees Restaurant -- -- -- 1.1 mi. S

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Dominica besides Woodbridge Bay Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Woodbridge Bay Beach is what you're looking for, think about checking out Champagne, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it five 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, you might enjoy Donkey Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Mahaut South Beach, which is located three miles away.

Dominica has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Woodbridge Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Dominica even more memorable.

 

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