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 will discover a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find what you want. Click on specific names for more information concerning that beach.

Store Bay

A beach where you can go snorkeling is Bacolet Bay Beach. 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.

Another good choice for snorkeling fans is 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.

Back Bay: Back Bay is set below a cliff of rugged rocks. The sand is a deep tan, almost brown color, and the waters are cloudy and nearly green.

The beaches on Tobago are displayed down below.

Beaches On Tobago
Name Location Coast
Back Bay 0.4 mi. North of Central Mt. Irvine Bay 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

Needless to say, you can find other types of attractions. Use this link to check out our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Tobago.

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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