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.
Situated on the outskirts of Roseau, a half mile north of downtown, Woodbridge Bay Beach is on the South edge of Dominica. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Dominica tend to be pretty quiet, but Woodbridge Bay Beach is the exception.
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.
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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Since Woodbridge Bay Beach will be located inside an area popular among tourist, many try to show up early.
Travelers will find Woodbridge Bay Beach on Dominica's South coast. It is close to, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.
If you're intrigued by Dominica's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Jean Rhys House, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the vicinity of Woodbridge Bay Beach.
Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Art Gallery||0.9 mi.||S||Dominica|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Scenic Trail||1.2 mi.||S||Dominica|
|Government House||Historical Site||1.3 mi.||S||Dominica|
Roseau is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Woodbridge Bay Beach, Roseau is not far away, roughly three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
You'll find a good assortment of hotel options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the following table.
|Hummingbird Inn||0.6 mi.||NW||Lodge|
|St. James Guesthouse||0.8 mi.||S||Guest house|
|Narakiels Inn||0.8 mi.||S||Guest house|
|1.0 mi.||S||Guest house|
|Sutton Place Hotel||1.1 mi.||S||Hotel|
|La Flamboyant||1.2 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Garraway Hotel||1.3 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Fort Young Hotel||1.3 mi.||S||Hotel|
If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is. This restaurant serves both Creole and International dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.
Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.
|(767) 440-4837||Creole, International||--||0.7 mi.||SSE|
|Ruins Rock Cafe||(767) 440-5483||Eclectic||Very Casual||--||--|
|(767) 440-4768||Italian||--||0.9 mi.||S|
|(767) 448-4598||Italian||--||1.0 mi.||S|
|--||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|
|(767) 613-3645||Creole, Vegan, Vegetarian||--||--||--|
|(767) 448-5433||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||S|
|Guiyave||(767) 448-2930||Caribbean, Creole||Informal||1.1 mi.||S|
There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Dominica, and Woodbridge Bay Beach is just one option.
Another location you might enjoy is Champagne, which is in a pretty active location. 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 it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Donkey Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located only a short distance away.
You may also enjoy Mahaut South Beach, which is located three miles away.
Perhaps Woodbridge Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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