Beaches on Tobago

Picture-perfect beaches are Tobago's major attraction

Photo credit: © Achim Hauck

Coral reefs and a wide variety of marine life make for excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and underwater photography. Almost any other water sport you could want to try is available on Tobago.

Beaches Map

The Caribbean side of the island is the most built-up. Beaches tend to have restrooms and places to change. Bars and/or restaurants can usually be found nearby. And the waters are calmer than on the Atlantic side, so swimming is safe.

On the Atlantic side of Tobago, beaches are generally undeveloped and prone to difficult currents.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from on the island. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Simply click on specific names to get additional information about that part of the coast.

Store Bay

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a beach where that is an option is King Peter's Bay Beach. Almost always deserted these days, this beach was once put to use by pirates and merchant ships in the 18th century thanks to its private nature. Because there are no facilities and the crowd is non-existent, swimmers should air on the side of caution.

Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling is 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.

Englishman's Bay: Located on the Leeward coast of Tobago, Englishman's Bay can be found between two fishing villages, Castara and Parlatuvier.

The table below has some key facts concerning the beaches located on the island.

Beaches On Tobago
Name Location Coast
Back Bay 0.4 mi. North of Central Mt. Irvine West
Bacolet Bay 1.6 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough South West
Bacolet Bay Beach 1.1 mi. Southeast of Downtown Scarborough South
Castara Bay Castara, Central Tobago North
Crown Point 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Crown Point South West
Englishman's Bay 4.1 mi. North of Central Tobago North
Great Courland Bay 1.3 mi. North of Central Black Rock West
King Peter's Bay Beach 2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mason Hall North
King's Bay 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour East
Little Rockley Bay 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tobago Plantations South West
Lover's Beach 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Charlotteville North East
Man-O-War 2.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Speyside North East
Monah North 2.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coopers Town North West
Mt. Irvine Beach 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Bon Accord West
Parlatuvier Beach 5.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Tobago North East
Pigeon Point 1.4 mi. North of Central Crown Point West
Plymouth Beach 1.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Black Rock West
Sandy Point Beach 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Crown Point South West
Speyside North 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Speyside North East
Stone Haven Bay 0.3 mi. North of Central Black Rock West
Store Bay 0.5 mi. North of Central Crown Point South West
Turtle Beach 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Black Rock West

Luckily, there are a nice selection of types of attractions. Read this page concerning even more attractions if you want to learn more specifics.

While some beaches are owned by hotels, they're all open to the public. However, hotel beaches sometimes restrict amenities to their guests.


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