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.

Positioned 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 might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Little Rockley Bay stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Little Rockley Bay, but tend to be more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Yes, there are public restrooms 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


Travelers will find Little Rockley Bay on the South West coast of Tobago; the area hosts attractions such as Tobago Plantations Golf Course, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort King George, which is accessed quickly by taking a cab.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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
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

Little Rockley Bay is in the Scarborough area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Scarborough is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Scarborough is not far away, maybe three miles (four and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Guests trying to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Shore Things Café & Craft. This restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of 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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Little Rockley Bay on Tobago.

Another location you might enjoy is Mt. Irvine Beach, situated 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 additional things to do and see nearby. It's located four and a half miles to the west.

You might also want to visit Back Bay, located not a great distance away, which means a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Trinidad and Tobago, and Little Rockley Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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