Just a stones throw away from the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Airport is Sandy Point Beach. If getting beach side is your top priority, this beach is so close that you can hop off the plane, grab your luggage, and go -- though you may want to drop your stuff off at your hotel first!
Located in Crown Point, Sandy Point Beach is on the South West coast of Tobago. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is within easy reach of hotels, but far enough from the noisy crowds; Sandy Point Beach, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.
After navigating some of the airport's back roads, you will find Sandy Point Beach at the end of a dirt road that has been neatly carved through a clearing of trees.
Sandy Point Beach features some of the lighter colored sand on the island of Tobago. It is white, verging on tan, and soft to the touch. Meanwhile, the waters are a stunning aquamarine that become deeper and darker the farther offshore you go.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Since Sandy Point Beach happens to be located in an area popular among tourist, you might need to hunt to get a spot!
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Tobago. It is near, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest historical destinations near Sandy Point Beach.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Trinidad and Tobago. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Royalton Casino||Casino||0.5 mi.||NE||Tobago|
|Art Gallery||0.9 mi.||NE||Tobago|
|Gambling Arcade||1.3 mi.||ENE||Tobago|
|Gambling Site||2.3 mi.||E||Tobago|
|Mt. Irvine Golf Course||Golf Course||4.2 mi.||NE||Tobago|
|Tobago Plantations Golf Course||Golf Course||4.5 mi.||E||Tobago|
|Sugar Mill Course||Golf Course||4.8 mi.||E||Tobago|
|Fort Bennett||Historical Site||5.7 mi.||NE||Tobago|
|Art Gallery||8.2 mi.||E||Tobago|
|Fort King George||Historical Site||8.3 mi.||E||Tobago|
Sandy Point Beach is close to Scarborough, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Scarborough, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Sandy Point Beach, Scarborough is located roughly eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Since the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist area, it usually isn't that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Sandy Point Beach.
|Sandy Point Village||0.3 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Hotel Tropikist Beach||0.3 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Crown Point Beach Hotel||0.5 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Kariwak Village Hotel||0.6 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Coco Reef Resort and Spa||0.7 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Toucan Inn||0.9 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Conrado Beach Resort||1.1 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Humming Bird Hotel||1.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Canoe Bay Beach Resort||3.2 mi.||E||Hotel|
A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood and steak.
The following table lists dining options near this beach.
|(868) 639-8533 ext. 34||Caribbean||Informal||0.2 mi.||N|
|Blue Moon Restaurant||(868) 639-0207||Asian, Caribbean, European||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||NE|
|(868) 631-3000||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Miss Esmie's||(868) 639-9516||Cajun, Caribbean, Creole||Informal||--||--|
|Royal Castle Crown Point||(868) 639-5000||American||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||ENE|
|Kariwak Village (Restaurant)||(868) 639-8442||Caribbean, Vegetarian||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||ENE|
|La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria||(868) 639-8242||Italian||Very Casual||0.8 mi.||NE|
Tobago has many nice beaches, so Sandy Point Beach is not your only option.
You may also want to consider Back Bay, which is located fairly close-by, so a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.
While Trinidad and Tobago has many alluring attractions, a trip to Sandy Point Beach could end up a family favorite.
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