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 outer parts of Roseau, a half mile north of downtown, Woodbridge Bay Beach is on the South edge of Dominica. You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that Dominica has plenty of secluded beaches. Of course, some vacationers come to Dominica looking for activity, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Woodbridge Bay Beach.

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.

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

Bear in mind that Woodbridge Bay Beach is in an area which is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Dominica's South coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Everybody's Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in mixing 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, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Woodbridge Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Woodbridge Bay Beach is in the Roseau area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Roseau, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Woodbridge Bay Beach, Roseau isn't far off, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice range of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which are shown 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 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 local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Italia Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Creole and International cuisines. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Of course, Woodbridge Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Dominica.

Another location you might enjoy is Champagne, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located 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 a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Donkey Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Mahaut South Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Dominica; then again, 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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