Contrary to popular belief, Dominica has a whole host of beautiful and interesting beaches.
Although the sand is black and not golden in most places, this does not mean that they are not gorgeous and awe-inspiring beaches. Our nearest beach is at Rosalie, is about 40 minutes walk from 3 Rivers. This magnificent, long, wide, black
sandy beach has some breathtaking views of the ocean and is excellent for lazing about on the sand. It is one of the most picturesque beaches in Dominica. As it is the Atlantic Ocean, the seas can sometimes get rough and there can be a bit of an undercurrent, so it is not the ideal swimming beach. However, there is a long shallow section before the big drop, and if you are the kind of person who likes a quick dip followed by a long sun-bathing session, then it is ideal. Between March and September there is also a small chance of seeing a variety of species of Dominica sea turtles, who visit the beach to lay their eggs.
There are also a number of other good Atlantic beaches around dominica including Marigot, Grand Bay and La Plaine.
If you want the calmer waters of the Caribbean, it is only about a half hour drive to some of the best beaches in Dominica.
At SALISBURY, there is a great sandy beach, with 3 different reefs to visit, including one which can be reached just by paddling along the shoreline.There is a cool beach bar in the middle, a large, quiet side for chilling out, and an area used by the fisherman at the other end.
There are also some great beaches at Mero, Calibishie and Loubiere, whilst at SCOTT’S HEAD,
when the tide is high you can paddle in both the Atlantic and the Caribbean at the same time ! Quite a unique experience.