Bacolet Bay

Guarded from the nearby road and buildings by trees, Bacolet Bay enjoys a quiet and calm atmosphere that allows vacationers to imagine that they have been marooned on a beautiful deserted island. This is a prime choice for visitors who hope to avoid the crowds that typify some of the island's better known beaches.

Located in Bacolet, 1.6 miles east-southeast of downtown Scarborough, this beach is on the South West coast of Tobago. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The area surrounding the beach isn't very urbanized, but that doesn't mean the beach is free from attractiveness.

How to Access The Beach

A crudely paved rad leads to a parking area under tree cover just before the beach begins.

Amenities and Ambiance

Features of Bacolet Bay include lush trees, dark tan sands, and deep blue-green waters. Just along the shore the water appears a bit cloudy and perhaps almost brown, but this is only a reflection of the dark sand that is stirred up as the waves crash down.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Tobago. Fort George is seen less than a mile away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you're intrigued by Trinidad and Tobago's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Fort King George, which is less than a mile to the west-northwest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Bacolet Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort George Lighthouse 0.9 WNW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 0.9 WNW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 1.0 WNW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 4.5 W Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 4.6 WSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Scarborough is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Bacolet Bay, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Bacolet Bay is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not usually that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest options to Bacolet Bay.

Accommodations near Bacolet Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bacolet Beach Club 0.6 W Hotel
Blue Haven Hotel 0.7 W Hotel
Half Moon Blue Hotel 0.7 W Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Cafe Havana. This restaurant has both Asian and Cuban cuisines. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Bacolet Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Havana (868) 639-2357 Asian, Cuban, Fusion Informal 0.6 mi. W
Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant (868) 660-7400 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. W
Old Donkey Cart (868) 639-3551 Caribbean -- -- --
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 1.8 mi. NW
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 1.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Bacolet Bay.

You may also want to consider Bacolet Bay Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the west.

Perhaps Bacolet Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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