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 the heart of Charlotteville, 2.0 miles north-northwest of Speyside, Man-O-War is on the North East edge of Tobago. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. The surrounding area isn't overflowing with tourists, but that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, so your food won't get sandy.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Man-O-War. 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


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Tobago. Nearby accommodations include the Blue Waters Inn, which can be found just a short distance away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this property, one of the closest places to stay reachable from Man-O-War, despite there not being too many additional popular spots within driving distance.

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 area of Tobago to Man-O-War is Charlotteville. This interesting part of Tobago is only a few hundred yards from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Keep in mind that is not overly congested, so for guests wishing to get a taste of local life, Charlotteville is a good option.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers will find few hotels in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the following list.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Sharon & Phebs. This restaurant has a menu featuring Trinidadian cuisine. They are also famous for their barbecue and chicken. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Tobago, so if Man-O-War doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is King's Bay, another great Trinidad and Tobago beach site. 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Trinidad and Tobago, and dropping by Man-O-War is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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