The Capuchin to Cabrits National Park Trail

Areas of Interest

  • Cannor Heritage Park
  • Toucarie & Prince Rupert Bay
  • Conventional bay oil & cassava processing plants
  • Cabrits National Park

Segment 14, the last Segment of the Waitukubuli National Trail is another breath taking segment which takes four (4) hours to be completed approximately 10 km and is said to be a moderate hike.

It begins at Capuchin and takes one along the small coastal villages of Toucarie, Cottage, Clifton, and Tane Tane and then culminates one’s adventurous journey of the Waitukubuli National Trail at the Cabrits National Park (commonly known as Fort Shirley). Segment 14 boasts natural attractions such as the Bell Hall Beach and the Toucarie Beach Front.

Other areas of interest include the old church, stony beach, traditional fishing boats, several old estates, the Research Plot, Clemson University, a bay oil production factory and other species of the flora and fauna. There are six (6) vegetation types located on the segment.

Update 2 February, 2017:

Segment 14 from Capuchin to Cabrits has been re-routed due to ongoing construction at the Cabrits Resort Kempinski in Portsmouth. Effective immediately, the route will continue onto the main road from the Douglas Bay area in Portsmouth, otherwise known as Belle Hall Beach, bypassing the previous trail alongside the beach. This route will continue straight in a southerly direction for a three-quarter mile and then proceed right onto the road which leads to Cabrits National Park near Monty’s Fish Grill & Bar. The route continues into the Cabrits National Park, ending near the Officer’s Quarters at Fort Shirley.  The Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit thanks everyone for their understanding in this matter and apologizes for any inconveniences caused.

Level of Difficulty : Moderate

Segment 14 Profile

Contact Information Regular Room Campground
Edith and Michael Vital (Home-stay), Cottage

Tel: 1 767 445 4309 or 1 767 276 8939

   
Forest View Guest House, Gillette

Tel: 1 767 445 6284 or 1 767 225 7083

   
Manicou River Resort Ltd., Tanetane Portsmouth

http://www.manicouriver.com

Tel: 1 767 616 8903

220-265.00
Price varies depending on the season
 

Thoughts on “Segment Fourteen”

  1. Steve Bradshaw says:

    We loved the snorkeling in Douglas Bay near the southern end of Segment 14. We used the Douglas Bay snorkeling guide at the Snorkeling Dives website ( https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?country=Dominica ). Your comment above about the bus and taxi options were quite helpful, too, to get back to the hotel after hiking this segment.

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