Man-O-War beach, along the northern coast, is one of the quieter, less populated beaches on the island. Part of a small fishing village, the atmosphere is charming and the locals are agreeable, often selling tourists their freshly caught and cleaned fish.

Located in Charlotteville, 2.0 miles north-northwest of Speyside, Man-O-War is on the North East edge of Tobago. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The surrounding region is not overly congested, however, that is not to say the beach will be boring.

How to Access The Beach
Paved parking can be found all along the beach, especially near the harbor.

Amenities and Ambiance

The long sandy beach with tan and calm blue-green waters make the beach a great swimming spot, and the harbor affords spectacular Caribbean views.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Man-O-War, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. This tiny fishing village mainly consists of local fishermen and villagers who work along the harbor. Occasionaly tourists pass through to see the charming sites.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Tobago. Accommodations nearby include the Man-O-War Bay Cottages, which is one of the closest places to stay reachable from Man-O-War, though you may not find too many additional attractions in the area.

If a visit to the Man-O-War isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Man-O-War
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 15.7 SW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 15.7 SW Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 15.7 SW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 18.0 WSW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 19.2 WSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The nearest section on Tobago to Man-O-War is Charlotteville. This destination is just a few hundred yards from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that is not very urbanized, so for visitors looking to get a taste of local life, Charlotteville could make for a really nice day trip.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Although vacationers will find only a few hotels withing driving distance, those options closest to Man-O-War can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Man-O-War
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Man-O-War Bay Cottages 0.1 mi. N Cottages
Blue Waters Inn 1.7 mi. SE Hotel
Manta Lodge 1.8 mi. SE Hotel
Speyside Inn 1.8 mi. SE Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Sharon & Phebs. The restaurant has a menu featuring Trinidadian cuisine. They are also known for serving barbecue and chicken. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Man-O-War
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sharon & Phebs -- Trinidadian -- 0.1 mi. SW
Green Moray (868) 660-5268 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. SE
Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen Treehouse (868) 660-4066 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. SSE
Bird Watchers Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-5438 -- -- -- --
Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant (868) 658-6557 Chinese Very Casual -- --
King’s Bay Café (868) 771-2716 Caribbean, Eclectic, Vegetarian Very Casual 4.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Tobago, of course, and Man-O-War is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is King's Bay, which is an additional nearby Trinidad and Tobago destination. King's Bay is the spot for swimming on Tobago, where the green of lush hills complements the vivid blue waters, creating the most visually stunning spot for jumping in the water, lifeguards included.

You may find that Man-O-War is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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