Parlatuvier Beach

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The small fishing village at Parlatuvier Beach on the north side of Tobago gives this small crescent-shaped beach a charming and rustic appeal. Watching and conversing with the agreeable locals is part of the fun, while swimming and jumping off the rocks delights many guests.

Located near the heart of the island of Tobago, Parlatuvier Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Parlatuvier Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

How to Access The Beach
Parlatuvier Beach is located right along the main thoroughfare of Roxborough-Parlatuvier Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Large rocks out in the sea keep the bay closed off and the waters calm for swimming, while jumping and diving off the far rocks are popular activities because the water's depth drops steeply. Back ashore, visitors can sink their toes into the white sands that line the beach.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Trinidad and Tobago is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. Not many tourists frequent Parlatuvier Beach, whose visitors mainly consist of fishermen and local residents of this small village.

Parlatuvier Beach offers those who visit an angelic and tranquil haven, in part because the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Parlatuvier Beach is on the North East coast of Tobago; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort King George, which is one of the closest attractions.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Parlatuvier Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 9.8 SW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 9.8 SW Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 9.8 SW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 11.1 SW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 12.5 SW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Parlatuvier Beach is near Scarborough, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Scarborough is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Parlatuvier Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Naturalist Beach Resort 3.3 WSW Hotel
Castara Retreats 3.4 WSW Lodge
Cuffie River Retreat 4.9 SW Lodge


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

Restaurants near Parlatuvier Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant (868) 660-0505 Caribbean, Creole 4.9 mi. SW Tobago

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Tobago, so if Parlatuvier Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Speyside North, another area that offers sufficient opportunities to relax. Others might prefer Englishman's Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a short distance away to the west-southwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Castara Bay, which is an additional nearby Trinidad and Tobago destination.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Trinidad and Tobago; then again, Parlatuvier Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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