First and foremost beaches are associated with swimming and sunbathing. Quite a few of them are scenic or outstanding at a special time. Share your favorite beach which you already experienced.
Batibou in the north of Dominica is a hidden gem and difficult to find. That's why it's not crowded, regardless of the season and month. It's a rough road to the beach even more difficult to drive after heavy rainfall in the wet season.
Climate and Enviroment:
Best months are during the dry season from December until April. This is also the peak tourist season on Dominica. However, Batibou Beach won't be crowded even in high season. May is also possible: Less tourists on the island in general but also very hot and humid. Rainy season is from June to November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods.
Like most of the beaches at the Isle of Coll Hogh Beach is much better accessible at low tide.
The best chance of great weather is usually from April to the beginning of July. From mid-July to August there is a higher chance of rain. September is also a good month. Coll is very busy in July and August. In the peak season, it is more difficult to get an accommodation.
After stormy weather, especially in spring and autumn you may find larger pieces of amber. For relaxing at the beach and other outdoor activities you may prefer the warmer summer time.
October to March is the best time to visit.
Monsoon season from June to September. There are rains throughout the year and very torrential ones too but it has lots of sunshine as well. The climate is equatorial - hot & humid. Avoid too much fish or meat in that kind of weather.
Gets crowded at Indian school holidays in December and January.
Praia do Meco is our favorite beach at Costa da Caparica. It's always worth to visit. Even during winter temps are often pleasant around 14°C - 18°C. Summer; July and August are super busy and quite hot. May, September, and October are the very best months regarding the temperature and the crowds. It's sunny, quiet, and fewer people visit the beach. Be careful with the currents; sometimes heavy waves occur.
Where to Eat at Praia do Meco
Both available restaurants are awesome, but we prefer the Onda Azul Restaurant. They offer great Polvo salad, amêijoas à bulhão pato (mussels with coriander - bigger and better from April until September) and fresh fish grilled. During the low season (winter), the restaurant is open at weekends only.
May, June and September it is less crowded. If you go by car morning and afternoon are more enjoyable. Daily boat tours are offered from mid May until mid September from Kissamos. It's only a short stop at Balos. In spring many different flowers are in bloom.