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 just outside the heart 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 dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches on Trinidad and Tobago. While Little Rockley Bay may be a little farther away, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. 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

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Tobago. Tobago Plantations Golf Course is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historic attractions, including Fort King George, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Little Rockley Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore is a short cab ride away from this site of historical significance.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more 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 town of Scarborough is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Little Rockley Bay, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, roughly three miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers hoping to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table below.

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

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Shore Things Café & Craft. This restaurant serves International cuisine. They are also famous for their juices & smoothies and sandwiches.

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

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
Garden Grille (868) 639-7842 Caribbean, International Informal 1.3 mi. NE
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Tobago, so if Little Rockley Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Mt. Irvine Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Crown Point. It's located four and a half miles to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Back Bay, located three miles to the northwest.

There's plenty to see and do on Trinidad and Tobago, and Little Rockley Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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