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 coast of the island of Tobago, near Coopers Town, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. It's often said that Monah North is perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may provide just as many amenities as Monah North, but are usually busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you usually like coasts that grant a quiet place to escape, then maybe head on over to Monah North; it is located within a much quieter area of the region.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Tobago; it will be near other attractions like Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Monah North is close to Scarborough, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Scarborough, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Scarborough is a quick trip away, about five miles (eight kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodations closest 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

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

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Monah North doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Plymouth Beach, located a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer King Peter's Bay Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located 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; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Trinidad and Tobago you might like.


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