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 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.
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.
|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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