Best beaches on the island

Despite not being known for its shoreline, there are a few places worth the trip to take in the unusual and unique scenery.

While in other areas of the Caribbean you can expect the bright white sandy beaches seen on all the brochures, the majority of Dominica's coast line features dark grey or jet black volcanic sands, although some honey-coloured sand can be found on the northeastern edge of the island. The term ‘beaches’ could also be a little misleading, as the coastal areas are pretty rocky and not ideal for sunbathing. The appeal here is the unspoilt, quiet areas where you can soak up the view, and reconnect with nature.

  SNORKELLING BEACH   Despite the lack of ‘proper’ beaches, snorkelling is popular on the island...  More    

SNORKELLING BEACH

Despite the lack of ‘proper’ beaches, snorkelling is popular on the island... More

 

  BLACK SAND  BEACH   Black Sands beach is exactly how you would expect, this famous beach has the...  More    

BLACK SAND  BEACH

Black Sands beach is exactly how you would expect, this famous beach has the... More

 

  TRADITIONAL BEACH   However, if a traditional beach to lounge on is important to you, head to the...  More    

TRADITIONAL BEACH

However, if a traditional beach to lounge on is important to you, head to the... More

 

  SECRET BEACH   Another location to consider is Secret Beach which is located on the edge of Prince Rupert Bay as you approach Portsmouth. The waters...  More

SECRET BEACH

Another location to consider is Secret Beach which is located on the edge of Prince Rupert Bay as you approach Portsmouth. The waters... More