Uncommon Attraction: The White Sand Beaches of Calibishie, Dominica
A white sand beach wouldn’t normally count as uncommon in the Caribbean. The region’s virtually synonymous with ’em, of course, and for very good reason.
This, however, is Dominica, a land so loaded with volcanoes (nine!) that you might think a white sand beach like this impossible to find anywhere among its 290 square miles. I sure felt that way, even after visiting the island… twice.
(In my defense, the first visit barely lasted more than two hours, while the second one was almost entirely spent adventuring in the wilds that tend to draw people here much more so than the typical “sun, sand, and sea” enticements primarily proffered elsewhere.)
So, yeah, I was pretty surprised to see this cozy cove of white shoreline while driving around Dominica’s Calibishie region along the north coast of the island back in February. I soon came to know from my guide that there are actually several (six?) great beaches like this in the area.
I also learned that just like everywhere else in Dominica, you can also find towering peaks crisscrossed with invigorating hiking trails in Calibishie , as well as cascading waterfalls hidden among the lush rainforest, and all manner of exotic flora and fauna.
Hmmm… Sounds like Calibishie deserves a closer look from your friends at UC soon. If you’ve ever visited and have recommendations on places to stay and things to do, please drop us a line and let us know…