During a five-day trip to Dominica, we had intended to check out Champagne Beach, but the day we drove over to the area, it was packed with cruise ship tourists. At the advice of a local, we instead drove down to Scotts Head (about 20 minutes south of Champagne Beach). We drove through the town until we reached the southern, stoney beach.
Initially, it was quite isolated. There were a few snorkelers far out, but we were the only ones near the stoney beach and went for a quick swim to cool off. (We decided not to snorkel, but there were locals offering us gear).
It was a beautiful, sunny day and fantastic to bob in the gorgeous blue waters surrounded by the the brightly-colored village of Scotts Head and the green hills of Dominica.
We weren't able to totally avoid the cruise ship group as they came down on some kind of bus tour, but they appeared to be simply taking in the view -- they didn't go in for a swim and stayed far enough away from where we were swimming that it was no bother.
After swimming, we stopped in one of the local restaurants for some fresh-caught Mahi Mahi and a beer.
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