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.

Set near the center of the island of Tobago, Parlatuvier Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. It's often said that Parlatuvier Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Parlatuvier Beach at all, it's worth a try. There all types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on Trinidad and Tobago, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. Not many tourists frequent Parlatuvier Beach, whose visitors mainly consist of fishermen and local residents of this small village.

Parlatuvier Beach grants a calm and tranquil environment, as the region surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Tobago; it's located near attractions like Fort King George, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 very close to Scarborough, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Scarborough is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty nice variety of hotel booking options to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the table that follows.

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


While the area surrounding Parlatuvier Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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

Tobago has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Speyside North, an additional spot which provides ample opportunities to relax. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Englishman's Bay. You'll find it a short distance away to the west-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Castara Bay, which is an additional nearby Trinidad and Tobago destination.

Perhaps Parlatuvier Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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