Englishman's Bay

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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.

Positioned on the northern side of the island of Tobago, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Englishman's Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Located on the Leeward coast of Tobago, Englishman's Bay can be found between two fishing villages, Castara and Parlatuvier.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. The beach's clear blue waters, which are calm year-round, beckon any guest to swim along its shores.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Englishman's Bay is not well known to tourists on the island and is often relatively deserted, although it has been picking up in the last few years. A small vendor cart sells snacks to guests, but otherwise, the parrots may be your only company.

Englishman's Bay offers visitors a calm and peaceful haven, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Englishman's Bay on the North coast of Tobago; it's located near attractions like Fort King George, which is one of the closest attractions.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Englishman's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 8.6 SSW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 8.6 SSW Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 8.6 SSW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 9.6 SW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 11.1 SW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Scarborough, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Englishman's Bay is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest choices are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Englishman's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Naturalist Beach Resort 1.8 W Hotel
Castara Retreats 1.9 WSW Lodge
Cuffie River Retreat 3.6 SW Lodge


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Englishman's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant (868) 660-0505 Caribbean, Creole 3.6 mi. SW Tobago

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Englishman's Bay on Tobago.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Plymouth Beach, another place which provides plenty of time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Parlatuvier Beach. It's located a short distance away to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Castara Bay, another favorite sun-spot on Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago has a lot to offer its visitors, but Englishman's Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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