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 on the island of Tobago, 0.9 miles northeast of Tobago Plantations, Little Rockley Bay is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Little Rockley Bay is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches on Trinidad and Tobago may provide just as many amenities as Little Rockley Bay, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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 at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Restrooms are available 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


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Tobago. It is near Tobago Plantations Golf Course, which is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions such as Fort King George offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Little Rockley Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago's past. In fact, this coastline is located a quick taxi trip away from this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Rockley Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. WSW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 mi. NW 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
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.1 mi. W Tobago

Cities and Towns

Little Rockley Bay is in the Scarborough area, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Scarborough is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it shouldn't be all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you're looking to book a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Little Rockley Bay.

Accommodations near Little Rockley Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Magdalena Grand Beach Resort 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Sugar Mill Suites 1.2 mi. SSW Villa complex
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.3 mi. SW Hotel
Old Grange Inn 2.5 mi. NW Hotel
Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Fish Tobago Guest House 2.9 mi. NW Guest house
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 3.2 mi. NNW Resort
Blue Haven Hotel 3.2 mi. E Hotel
Plantation Beach Villas 3.2 mi. NNW Villa complex
Half Moon Blue Hotel 3.2 mi. ENE Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Shore Things Café & Craft. This restaurant has a menu featuring International food. They also specialize in juices & smoothies and sandwiches.

The table below 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
Papillon Chinese Restaurant (868) 631-1353 Chinese -- 2.5 mi. NW
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 2.9 mi. NE
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 2.9 mi. NE
KFC Scarborough (868) 639-2374 American Very Casual 2.9 mi. NE
La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant (868) 639-0940 Italian -- 3.0 mi. NW
Fish Pot (868) 635-1728 -- -- 3.2 mi. NNW
Caribbean Bistro (868) 639-9667 Caribbean Informal 3.2 mi. NNW
The Pinnacle (868) 639-9667 International Informal 3.2 mi. NNW
Blue Haven Hotel Restaurant (868) 660-7400 Eclectic Informal 3.2 mi. E
Seahorse Inn (868) 639-0686 Creole Very Casual 3.2 mi. NNW
Cafe Havana (868) 660-7910 Asian, Cuban, Fusion Informal 3.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tobago, of course, so Little Rockley Bay is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Mt. Irvine Beach, located a short taxi ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Crown Point could provide more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it four and a half miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Back Bay, which is located three miles to the northwest.

There's plenty to see and do on Trinidad and Tobago, and paying a visit to Little Rockley Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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