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.
There are a large selection of beaches to visit, although they are all located in neighboring areas. Click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.
Maracas Bay: A beautiful drive through the Northern Range Mountains will lead you right to the shore.
A second option for beach-goers to consider is Scotland Bay. If you're looking for a beach that seems to be in a world of its own, Scotland Bay is for you. Set on Chaguaramas Peninsula along the northwest coast of Trinidad, the bay is so remote that it can not be accessed by car or even on foot.
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 provided in the chart 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|
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