Monah North

It doesn't get much more secluded than Monah North, which is surrounded by nothing more than forested lands for miles. Visitor's looking for that deserted island feel will love a day of seclusion at Monah.

Located on the northwestern side of the island of Tobago, near Coopers Town, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches on Trinidad and Tobago. While Monah North might be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
A crudely paved road runs through the forest, where Monah North can be found at the end.

Amenities and Ambiance

Monah North is typified by its tan sand and brown, then green, then turquoise waters which change hue the deeper you go. Forestry surrounds the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to choose shores that bring guests a tranquil haven, then you will want to try Monah North; it is back within a much quieter area of Tobago.

What's Nearby


Monah North is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Tobago. It's located near Fort Bennett, which is one of a few local attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Monah North
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Bennett Historical Site 5.4 SW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 5.4 S Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 5.4 S Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 5.5 S Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 6.9 SW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Scarborough, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Monah North, Scarborough is just up the road, roughly five miles (eight kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For visitors looking to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Monah North.

Accommodations near Monah North
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Footprints Eco Resort 1.8 mi. WSW Lodge
Cuffie River Retreat 1.9 mi. ESE Lodge
Castara Retreats 2.4 mi. NE Lodge
Naturalist Beach Resort 2.6 mi. NE Hotel
Cocrico Inn 4.4 mi. SW Hotel
Rex Resorts Turtle Beach 4.6 mi. SW Resort
Mirage Tobago 5.1 mi. SW Hotel
Grafton Beach Resort 5.6 mi. SW Resort
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 5.6 mi. SW Resort
Half Moon Blue Hotel 5.7 mi. S Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Monah North; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole cuisines. 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 following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Monah North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant (868) 660-0505 Caribbean, Creole Informal 1.9 mi. ESE
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 5.0 mi. S
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 5.0 mi. S
Jatt's Harbour Wok Chinese Restaurant (868) 639-2745 Chinese -- 5.0 mi. S
KFC Scarborough (868) 639-2374 American Very Casual 5.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Tobago will have lots of options besides Monah North.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Plymouth Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like King Peter's Bay Beach. You'll find it a half mile to the south west.

You may also enjoy Castara Bay, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Monah North is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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