Speyside North

Speyside is a quite mountain-side fishing village on the north tip of Tobago. Nestled within this village is Speyside North, a calm beach that serves as a wonderful locale for swimming and snorkeling in relative seclusion.

Situated on the island of Tobago, 0.7 miles northeast of Speyside, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should pay a visit to Speyside North. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Paved parking is available on the outskirts of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by rainforest, Speyside North is a part of a larger horseshoe shaped bay. The sands are soft and tan colored, while the waters are a pleasant blue green.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North East coast of Tobago. It's located near the Blue Waters Inn and any nearby accommodations, which is just a short distance away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this property, one of the closest lodging options accessible from Speyside North, despite the fact that there aren't many other popular spots you can drive to.

If a visit to the Speyside North isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Speyside North
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 16.1 SW Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 16.2 SW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 16.2 SW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 18.7 WSW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 19.9 WSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The closest area on Tobago to Speyside North is Speyside. This location is only three quarters of a mile from the coast, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that is not heavily urbanized, so for guests who want to get a better feel for the area, this area on Trinidad and Tobago could make for a really nice day trip.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Speyside North will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though travelers will not find that many accommodations close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Speyside North
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Waters Inn 0.0 mi. SW Hotel
Manta Lodge 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
Speyside Inn 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Man-O-War Bay Cottages 1.8 mi. NW Cottages

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Green Moray. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their salads and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Speyside North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Green Moray (868) 660-5268 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen Treehouse (868) 660-4066 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. SW
Bird Watchers Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-5438 -- -- -- --
Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant (868) 658-6557 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Sharon & Phebs -- Trinidadian -- 1.7 mi. NW
King’s Bay Café (868) 771-2716 Caribbean, Eclectic, Vegetarian Very Casual 3.6 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Of course, Speyside North is just one of many beaches you might like on Tobago.

If the exciting vibe at Speyside North has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Lover's Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located three miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Plymouth Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Man-O-War, located only a short distance away. Man-O-War beach in Charlotteville's small fishing village maintains a quaint atmosphere, beautiful beaches for swimming, and great dining where guests can purchase the fishermen's fresh catch right off the boat.

Of course, Trinidad and Tobago has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Speyside North could end up a family favorite.

 

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