Mt. Irvine Beach

Mount Irvine is a coastal village featuring a popular resort area. Still, the lovely Mount Irvine Bay Beach is rarely as crowded as one might imagine it should be due to its locale. Locals and vacationers alike head to this beach for its excellent snorkeling, surfing, and land sports such as tennis and beach volleyball.

Situated in Mt. Irvine, 2.1 miles northeast of Bon Accord, this beach is on the West coast of Tobago. You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. While Mt. Irvine Beach is not the most hidden spot on Trinidad and Tobago, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors can reach Mt. Irvine Beach via either the main road of Auchenskeoch Bucco Bay Road or several other smaller side roads. Paved parking surrounds the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The tan sands of Mount Irvine Beach are lined with palm trees, sea grape trees, and quaint little gazebos. The waters are a gorgeous turquoise that are calm enough in the summer for snorkeling at the offshore reef, while in the winter the waves pick up for excellent surfing opportunities.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Don't forget that the region in which Mt. Irvine Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as Mt. Irvine Golf Course, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest places of historical significance in the area surrounding Mt. Irvine Beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mt. Irvine Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. ENE Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 1.7 mi. S Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 2.2 mi. SW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 2.3 mi. NE Tobago
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 2.6 mi. SW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 2.6 mi. SE Tobago
Royalton Casino Casino 3.0 mi. SW Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 3.3 mi. SE Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.4 mi. SW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 5.4 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 5.4 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 5.4 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

Mt. Irvine Beach is close to Scarborough, so walking the city is a definite option. Scarborough is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Mt. Irvine Beach, Scarborough is just up the road, roughly five miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty touristed area, it is not typically all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For those wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options to Mt. Irvine Beach.

Accommodations near Mt. Irvine Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tobago Island Suites 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Old Grange Inn 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club 1.0 mi. NE Hotel
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 2.0 mi. NE Resort
Grafton Beach Resort 2.1 mi. NE Resort
CHIC Hotel 2.1 mi. SW Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 2.4 mi. SW Hotel
Conrado Beach Resort 2.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Mirage Tobago 2.6 mi. NE Hotel
Toucan Inn 2.6 mi. SW Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine. They also specialize in pasta and pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Mt. Irvine Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant (868) 639-0940 Italian -- 0.0 mi. NW
Papillon Chinese Restaurant (868) 631-1353 Chinese -- 0.5 mi. E
Teaside Pizza Restaurant (868) 639-8437 Italian Very Casual -- --
Shirvan Watermill (868) 639-0000 -- -- -- --
Buccanneer Beach Bar & Grill (868) 639-0191 American Very Casual 2.0 mi. NE
Caribbean Bistro (868) 639-9667 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. NE
The Pinnacle (868) 639-9667 International Informal 2.0 mi. NE
Seahorse Inn (868) 639-0686 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. NE
Fish Pot (868) 635-1728 -- -- -- --
Ocean View Restaurant (868) 639-0191 Caribbean, International Informal 2.1 mi. NE
Tempo Restaurant & Pub (868) 631-8961 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. SW
Flambouyant Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-8793 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Mt. Irvine Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Tobago.

You may also like Pigeon Point, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it two and a half miles to the west. Tobago's most famous beach at which to spend the day is Pigeon Point on the northwest side. It offers guests a wide array of activities and amenities for their comfort and enjoyment. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Store Bay. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Back Bay, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Mt. Irvine Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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