Roseau Bayfront

Roseau Bayfront, also known as the Dame Eugenia Boulevard, is a popular waterfront promenade in the capital city of Dominica, Roseau. The history of this area dates back to the 18th century when Dominica was a French colony.

During this time, the area was used for trading goods, and the waterfront was a bustling port with ships arriving from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. In the late 1700s, the British took control of Dominica, and the area continued to be an important commercial hub.

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, Roseau Bayfront underwent significant changes. The construction of a seawall in the late 1800s allowed for the creation of a promenade along the waterfront, which was named after Queen Victoria.

In 1974, the promenade was renamed Dame Eugenia Boulevard in honor of Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, Dominica’s first female Prime Minister. She was instrumental in the country’s independence from Britain in 1978 and is regarded as a national hero.

Today, Roseau Bayfront is a popular tourist destination, with many restaurants, bars, and shops lining the promenade. It is also a place where locals come to socialize and enjoy the sea views. The area suffered significant damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017, but efforts have been made to restore it to its former glory.


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