Beach/Water Front Bar VERY close to the Ship's Dock

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#1
South Carolina
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Are there any fun beach or water front bars VERY close to the cruise ship dock?
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How close is VERY close? You could just head to the lido bar... that is "waterfront"

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Originally posted by Kryssa
How close is VERY close? You could just head to the lido bar... that is "waterfront"

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FUNNY ... But we'd like to get off the ship!
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There's a few bars right by the pier along the waterfront. I don't remember a beach there, though. Here's the left and right of the Roseau waterfront from Summit in 2010



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#5
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There's no beach close to port.

I think the nearest bar is Ruins Rock. Walk off the ship, straight down the dock, cross Bay St. and keep going straight ahead. You'll walk past the Royal Bank on your left and the Museum on your right. Ruins Rock is less than 100 ft. past the bank on your left - can't miss it. Very interesting place to visit...

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Thanks, P!

The upcoming will be our 5th port stop in Dominica. On the others we have taken some sort of tour which we never really enjoyed so this time we just want to find an interesting bar. Very much appreciate your time to give the detailed directions.

We're OK with shabby rustic bars so seems Ruins Rock could be a good fit for us!
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No prob! Let's just say Ruins Rock has quite the charm and character...

There's also a craft and souvenir market right across the street behind the museum.

Cheers, P
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looking for a "quiet" beach to enjoy some sun and swimming without being bombarded with " jewelry sellers".. is there a beach like that?
thanks for any info
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Treva .... Dominica is a beautiful lush green island BUT is not known for its beaches. You might want to consider doing something else in Dominica and enjoying a beach day on another island.

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Originally posted by aimodels
There's no beach close to port.

I think the nearest bar is Ruins Rock. Walk off the ship, straight down the dock, cross Bay St. and keep going straight ahead. You'll walk past the Royal Bank on your left and the Museum on your right. Ruins Rock is less than 100 ft. past the bank on your left - can't miss it. Very interesting place to visit...

Cheers, P
After your posting I googled "Ruins Rock" and found this article about its closure http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/h...fe-says-adieu/
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Originally posted by addictedtotravel
After your posting I googled "Ruins Rock" and found this article about its closure http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/h...fe-says-adieu/
Thanks for posting this information. We had planned to go there!

How sad it is Ruins Rock is being FORCED to close!

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Originally posted by OCruisers
Thanks for posting this information. We had planned to go there!

How sad it is Ruins Rock is being FORCED to close!

LuLu
I know I liked your idea and I thought I had a plan too
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I remember going into that place.....definately interesting !
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#15
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Originally posted by addictedtotravel
I know I liked your idea and I thought I had a plan too
Guess we're going to have to come up with a Plan B ... without, once again, taking a tour/shore excursion to places we've already been and don't want to see again.
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