Castara Bay

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In the quaint fishing village of Castara is the well-liked beach known as Castara Bay. Although the beach is not entirely isolated, the small crowds that appear on the beach regularly are laid back and add to the scene rather than take away from it. Some of the perks of a day at Castara Bay include the opportunity to see sting rays (bring your snorkeling gear!), and the availability of fresh caught fish right off the boat at the end of the fishing day.

Set on the western part of Castara, near Mason Hall, this beach is on the North coast of Tobago. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. The surrounding area is not overly populated, but that is not to say you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

How to Access The Beach
Roxborough-Parlatuvier Road runs parallel to the beach, from which you can take one of several paved roads right up to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Castara Bay is a crescent-shaped beach set with soft, tan colored sand and palm trees. The waters that lap the shores are warm and relatively calm, though there are some periods throughout the day when they can be a bit choppy. To add to the beach's charm, fishing boats dot the horizon.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Castara Bay is on the North coast of Tobago; it's located near attractions like Fort King George, which is within the range of a cab.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Castara Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 7.4 S Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.4 S Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.5 S Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 7.9 SW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 9.4 SW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Castara Bay is very close to Scarborough, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Scarborough, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Scarborough is about seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide selection of hotel options to choose from in the area that surrounds Castara Bay. The most accessible of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Castara Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Naturalist Beach Resort 0.1 N Hotel
Castara Retreats 0.2 S Lodge
Cuffie River Retreat 2.4 S Lodge

Food

While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Castara Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant (868) 660-0505 Caribbean, Creole 2.4 mi. S Tobago

Other Beaches

Tobago has several beautiful beaches, so Castara Bay is just one of your options.

You may also enjoy Great Courland Bay, located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab. Great Cortland Bay, with its long sandy beach and populated area, is a favorite on Tobago for both tourists and locals who gravitate to the shore to play in the bright blue waters and watch for nesting sea turtles.

While Trinidad and Tobago has many alluring attractions, Castara Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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