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.

The Area's Beaches

You will find an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find a beach that appeals to you. For detailed information about any one of these beaches simply click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

Store Bay

One beach that offers snorkeling 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 good choice for visitors 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: Set on the edge of the rainforest in a crescent shape, Englishman's Bay is covered with swaying palms and soft white sands. The sands begin as soon as the forestry ends, and is somewhat coarse in nature.

You can look through this table for information concerning beaches that you'll find 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

Bear in mind that you'll find a nice selection of types of attractions. To navigate to our complete guide to other attractions, go to this page.

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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