Pigeon Point

Photo credit: © Olaf Gehrmann
 

On the northwestern coast of the little island of Tobago lies Pigeon Point's sweeping beach. The beach is a favorite among the islanders for spending a day lounging on the shore under the coconut palms, and can often get crowded.

Situated on the western edge of the island of Tobago, near Crown Point, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Pigeon Point stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as beautiful, but tend to be more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors can travel along Pigeon Point Road to get to the beach, then park outside the old coconut estate, where they will pay a small fee to gain access.

Amenities and Ambiance

The long coral beach and crystal clear waters are perfect for picking out marine life in the water and snorkeling is very popular, especially to the nearby Buccoo Reef. Glass bottom boats are available for hire and will take you out on the waves and still keep you dry. The boats take off from the Pigeon Point Jetty which features a thatched roof that has become somewhat of an icon.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own unique cuisine, and Trinidad and Tobago is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

This beach does have its own picnic facilities, making dining here even less of a hassle.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Pigeon Point is the most popular beach for locals and tourists to spend the day at; thus, it is often littered with people especially during the weekends.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the West coast of Tobago; this area boasts other attractions such as D’Art Yard, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Bennett are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Pigeon Point, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without having to venture too far from the coast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pigeon Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 0.9 mi. S Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 1.2 mi. SE Tobago
Royalton Casino Casino 1.2 mi. S Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. S Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 2.1 mi. ESE Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 3.1 mi. ENE Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 4.3 mi. E Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 4.4 mi. NE Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 4.7 mi. ESE Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.6 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 7.6 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.6 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Scarborough is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Pigeon Point, Scarborough is found maybe seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors trying to find a place to stay near Pigeon Point shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest booking options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Pigeon Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Conrado Beach Resort 0.5 mi. S Hotel
Coco Reef Resort and Spa 1.0 mi. S Resort
CHIC Hotel 1.1 mi. SE Hotel
Crown Point Beach Hotel 1.2 mi. S Hotel
Toucan Inn 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Kariwak Village Hotel 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Tropikist Beach 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Sandy Point Village 1.3 mi. S Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 1.5 mi. SE Hotel
Tobago Island Suites 2.8 mi. E Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Calypso Reef Restaurant At Conrado’s. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Pigeon Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Calypso Reef Restaurant At Conrado’s (868) 639-0145 ext. 6 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Pasta Gallery (868) 727-8200 Italian Informal 0.9 mi. S
La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria (868) 639-8242 Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. S
Fortune Chinese Restaurant (868) 639-8818 Chinese -- 1.0 mi. SE
Tempo Restaurant & Pub (868) 631-8961 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SE
Jade Monkey Casino Bar & Grill (868) 631-0044 American Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Kariwak Village (Restaurant) (868) 639-8442 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.3 mi. S
Cafe Coco (868) 639-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafe Iguana (868) 631-8205 -- -- -- --
Chef's BBQ (868) 631-3000 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ice Cream Plus (868) 639-0045 -- -- -- --
John Grant's Golden Star Restaurant (868) 639-0873 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Pigeon Point doesn't suit their tastes.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Store Bay, found just a short distance away. On the other hand, Crown Point offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a mile and a half to the south.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Point Beach, located within a short distance.

Trinidad and Tobago has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Pigeon Point or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Trinidad and Tobago even more memorable.

 

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