Bacolet Bay Beach

Used to shoot scenes from the Swiss Family Robinson film, this beach is of course a beauty, but it also has great conditions and a limited amount of facilities.

Situated in Bacolet, 1.1 miles southeast of downtown Scarborough, Bacolet Bay Beach is on the South coast of Tobago. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. Bacolet Bay Beach is one of many fun beaches on Trinidad and Tobago to consider.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is shaped in a crescent with soft, light sand and just enough surf to make it interesting. There is a beach bar and some changing facilities, but they are for the use of guests staying at the hotel that backs the beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, beach chairs will be offered here for visitors looking for a peaceful spot to relax in. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Bacolet Bay Beach is a popular spot, so you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Bacolet Bay Beach on the South coast of Tobago. Fort George is found a half mile to the north-northwest, and it is among the local attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort King George, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bacolet Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort George Lighthouse 0.4 mi. NNW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 0.5 mi. NNW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NNW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Bacolet Bay Beach is in the Scarborough area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Scarborough is the closest city and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Scarborough is just up the road, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will find few accommodations withing driving distance, those options closest to the beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Bacolet Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Haven Hotel 0.0 mi. W Hotel
Bacolet Beach Club 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Half Moon Blue Hotel 0.1 mi. NW Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Bacolet Bay Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant. This restaurant features eclectic cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Bacolet Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant (868) 660-7400 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. W
Cafe Havana (868) 639-2357 Asian, Cuban, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Old Donkey Cart (868) 639-3551 Caribbean -- -- --
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. NW
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 1.3 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Tobago, and Bacolet Bay Beach is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Bacolet Bay, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Bacolet Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Trinidad and Tobago you might like.


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