In truth, the beaches within immediate reach of Port of Spain are not the best around. They aren't the worst either, so there is hope for those who want to spend as much time in the sand as possible. The shores are nice enough and the water isn't as murky as those much further south, but they are certainly calm and swimable, so feel free to plan to jump in and take a swim.
You will find an abundance of beaches to enjoy, though they are all located in neighboring areas. Simply click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that part of the coast.
Maracas Bay: A beautiful drive through the Northern Range Mountains will lead you right to the shore.
Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Scotland Bay. The U-shaped bay is edged by mountains featuring step cliffs that provide cover from strong winds. This keeps the waters relatively calm, making them perfect for swimmers and snorkelers.
Tyrico Bay: About a kilometer after the popular Maracas Bay is a little stretch of sand that the locals call Tyrico Beach. Bypass this locale, which is really still a part of Maracas Bay, and keep going another kilometer and a half to the real deal: Tyrico Bay.
The beaches nearby are summarized below.
|Blanchisseuse Beach||Blanchisseuse, 18.3 mi. Northeast of Central Port of Spain||North|
|Cyril Bay||9.0 mi. Northeast of Central Port of Spain||North|
|Las Cuevas Bay||12.5 mi. Northeast of Central Port of Spain||North|
|Macqueripe Bay||7.9 mi. Northwest of Central Port of Spain||North West|
|Maracas Bay||Maracas Bay, 9.5 mi. Northeast of Central Port of Spain||North|
|Scotland Bay||9.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Port of Spain||North West|
|Tyrico Bay||10.4 mi. Northeast of Central Port of Spain||North|
Bear in mind, Port of Spain offers additional attractions. Click here to check out our article concerning other interesting attractions for Port of Spain.
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