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.
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.
You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you should be able to find just the right beach. You can click on the beach names to get additional information concerning that specific beach.
A local beach where you can go 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 snorkeling fans 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: Called Tobago's jewel, Englishman's Bay is often called the best beach on the island, yet it is not considered to be a well-known beach. The waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling and the virtually-deserted beach is great for bathing in the sun.
Be sure to look at the table below if you want more information.
|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 can find additional attraction types available too. Readers can find out more about other attractions on 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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