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 coast of Tobago. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Man-O-War is by no means secluded, it's also not one of Trinidad and Tobago's most crowded beaches. This makes it an excellent choice for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Vacationers will love the convenience of having picnic facilities accessible for use.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. 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. You can stay at the nearby Man-O-War Bay Cottages, which is perhaps the closest hotel accessible from Man-O-War, despite there not being too many other nearby places of interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 closest area on Tobago to Man-O-War is Charlotteville. This location is just a few hundred yards away, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that isn't heavily urbanized, so for those who want to get a taste of the local culture, Charlotteville could be a great choice for a day trip.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers will find only a few places to stay in the vicinity, those options closest to the beach 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 you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Sharon & Phebs is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has Trinidadian food. They're also renowned for their barbecue and chicken. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Man-O-War doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try 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.

Trinidad and Tobago offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Man-O-War is just one of the many options.


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