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Sweeping Views Atop Scotts Head, Dominica

Of all the amazing views you can enjoy in Dominica, it is the ones at Scotts Head that thrill me the most.

Here, atop the small volcanic dome at the southernmost tip of Dominica, the colorful roofs, buildings, and boats of the village add a nice touch of seasoning to the unique natural beauty – the narrow, naturally formed tombolo separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Scotts Head Atlantic shore | SBPR
Scotts Head Atlantic shore | SBPR

This is the youngest region of this virgin paradise, an area literally percolating with volcanic activity with thermal vents beneath the sea creating healing attractions like the Bubble Beach Spa, where tiny bubbles escape from beneath the sea floor just as they do at nearby Champagne Reef, and the Sulphur Springs in Soufriere.

Soufriere Bay, Dominica | SBPR
Looking out across Soufriere Bay from atop Scotts Head to the town of Soufriere | SBPR

If you have a 4×4 vehicle, you can drive to the top of Scotts Head, though the walk isn’t much of a strain at all. It takes as little as 10-15 minutes and rewards you all the way…

Scaling Scotts Head | SBPR
Scaling Scotts Head | SBPR

At the top, meager remnants of an old fort add a slight touch of history.

Scotts Head cannon | SBPR
Scotts Head cannon | SBPR

In the end, though, the real satisfaction here comes from simply looking around and taking it all in…

Looking north from Scotts Head | SBPR
Looking north toward Roseau from Scotts Head | SBPR


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