Little Rockley Bay

More than just a place to take a swim or sun bathe, Little Rockley Bay is perfect for a good jog or a slow stroll down the shore. Likewise, many watersports are available on the western end where kite surfing is especially popular.

Located toward the center of the island of Tobago, 0.9 miles northeast of Tobago Plantations, Little Rockley Bay is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on Trinidad and Tobago. While Little Rockley Bay may be a little harder to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
Old Milford Road runs parallel to Little Rockley Bay, which can be accessed by taking a side road and parking in a paved parking area right before the sand begins.

Amenities and Ambiance

Little Rockley Bay is one of the larger beaches on Tobago and is home to grey sands and stunning views of the island's beauty. The eastern side is protected by a reef, and although a bit cloudy, the waters are calm and good for swimming close to the shore. The western side receives strong gusts from the ocean and is thus very popular with kite surfers and other kinds of watersports. Little Rockley Bay is known as the best walking and jogging beach on the island because of its length and relative smoothness.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Little Rockley Bay. With a large hotel on one side and a small inn on the other, it is possible to encounter a number of tourists on Little Rockley Bay, although not many people venture into the waters to swim.

What's Nearby


Set on the South West coast of Tobago; the area hosts attractions such as Tobago Plantations Golf Course, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions such as Fort King George provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Little Rockley Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this coastline is located a quick taxi trip away from this site of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Rockley Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. WSW Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 1.1 mi. SSW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 mi. NW Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 2.9 mi. W Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 3.2 mi. ENE Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 3.2 mi. ENE Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 3.2 mi. ENE Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 3.5 mi. NNW Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 4.0 mi. W Tobago
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 4.5 mi. W Tobago
Royalton Casino Casino 4.9 mi. W Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.1 mi. W Tobago

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Scarborough is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Scarborough is not far away, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not usually all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Little Rockley Bay.

Accommodations near Little Rockley Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Magdalena Grand Beach Resort 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.3 mi. SW Hotel
Old Grange Inn 2.5 mi. NW Hotel
Tobago Island Suites 2.6 mi. NW Hotel
Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 3.2 mi. NNW Resort
Blue Haven Hotel 3.2 mi. E Hotel
Half Moon Blue Hotel 3.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Grafton Beach Resort 3.2 mi. NNW Resort
Bacolet Beach Club 3.3 mi. E Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Shore Things Café & Craft. The restaurant features International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their juices & smoothies and sandwiches.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Little Rockley Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shore Things Café & Craft (868) 635-1072 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. ENE
Surf n' Turk Restaurant -- Asian Fusion Very Casual 1.3 mi. NE
Teaside Pizza Restaurant (868) 639-8437 Italian Very Casual -- --
Shirvan Watermill (868) 639-0000 -- -- -- --
Papillon Chinese Restaurant (868) 631-1353 Chinese -- 2.5 mi. NW
Old Donkey Cart (868) 639-3551 Caribbean -- -- --
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 2.9 mi. NE
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Tobago besides Little Rockley Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Mt. Irvine Beach, located a short taxi ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Crown Point could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found four and a half miles to the west.

You might also want to visit Back Bay, located not a great distance away, meaning a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Trinidad and Tobago has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Little Rockley Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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