Most of the beaches located on Dominica are covered with dark, volcanic sand. Tourists wanting to sunbath on beautiful gold sand can find these types of beaches in the northeast. The beaches on this island are fairly rocky.
The islandís more popular beaches are located near Portsmouth. This city is fairly large, but it is not a sprawling urban region. Tourists will find numerous beaches in secluded coves. Certain beaches in the north are located in the Cabrits National Park. Douglas Bay, one of Dominicaís premier beaches, is situated in the national park. Great spots for snorkeling can be found here.
Tourists staying in Roseau or southern Dominica will find great beaches in the region, as well as numerous activities.
The Calibishie region, commonly known as Pointe Baptiste, is another area containing many popular beaches. Although there are not any large cities in this region, a small airport has been built in Pointe Baptiste.