Pirates Bay

The fact that Pirates Bay can be seen in the 1952 film Robinson Crusoe proves that the beauty of the beach is unparalleled, yet it remains constantly uncrowded. Why? The trek to the lonely beach is strenuous, and the waters are known for being unfriendly.

Pirates Bay sits in the shape of a horseshoe, which generally means the waters will be at least relatively calm, but due to its location on the northeast side of the island, the waters are rough. If you're in it for the view, the sands are pale yellow and the waters are emerald green -- nothing less than spectacular.


Pirates Bay is found on the northern edge of Charlotteville, a village on Tobago; it is 16 miles (25 and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Scarborough.

The drive to Pirates Bay takes two hours from Crown Point, and then visitors are expected to hike for a tough 20 minutes up the northeast coast from Charlotteville.

Nearby Restaurants

Hungry visitors will be able to pick from a small number of restaurants near this bay. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Pirates Bay is Sharon & Phebs, which has a menu full of Trinidadian meals. It's only around a half mile away from Pirates Bay, so check it out and place your order. Also within reach, you and your party will encounter eateries including Green Moray and Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen Treehouse where you and your party will be able to try a bite of Caribbean dishes and enjoy the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who enjoy bays, and would like to see others, might check out Iguana Bay and Man O' War Bay; the first of which is three quarters of a mile to the north of this page's natural attraction. There are some other places of interest nearby, including Argyle Waterfall, which is six miles away Tobago. You might also think about making the trip to Tobago Forest Reserve, which is another nearby attraction.

Bays are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit on Trinidad and Tobago. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Pirates Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Argyle Waterfall GeoFeature 5.8 mi. (17.6 km) SSW 10.9 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Tobago Forest Reserve -- 7.3 mi. (14.0 km) SW 8.7 mi. Northeast of Scarborough
Twin Rivers Waterfall GeoFeature 9.1 mi. (11.2 km) SW 7.0 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail GeoFeature 9.2 mi. (10.9 km) SW 6.7 mi. Northeast of Scarborough

More Information

Location: Charlotteville, Tobago


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