Stone Haven Bay

Bodysurfing and swimming in the waters of Stone Haven Bay is a refreshing and fun way to release any stress and tension that you may be carrying around from back home. Renting a canoe to explore the deep waters further out is also a possibility, making this beach one of the most versatile on the island.

Located on the island of Tobago, 0.3 miles north of Black Rock, Stone Haven Bay is on the West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Perhaps Stone Haven Bay is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

How to Access The Beach
Plymouth Road runs right by the Villas at Stonehaven, just after which you will find parking in several dirt areas right before you hit the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Across from the large Grafton Hotel on the west coast of Tobago is the long stretch of sand that is Stonehaven Bay beach. Golden sands lead to gorgeous blue waters that are great for swimming and riding the surf. Turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach in the spring and sometimes you can spot an endangered leatherback turtle laying eggs in the sand. When you aren't on the lookout for turtle eggs, you'll notice that umbrellas and recliners dot the landscape -- they are offered to beach goers free of charge by a nearby hotel.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. With major hotelsright nearby, Stone Haven Bay is a popular spot for tourists to come and enjoy the beach. Locals also visit to soak up the view and sell their wares, allowing for an interesting mix of people along the beach.

Bear in mind that the area surrounding Stone Haven Bay is highly urbanized, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Tobago. It is close to Fort Bennett, which is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Stone Haven Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Bennett Historical Site 0.2 NNW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 1.5 SSW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 S Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 3.8 SSW Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 4.2 S Tobago

Cities and Towns

The town of Scarborough is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Stone Haven Bay, Scarborough is not far away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be all that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the options closest to Stone Haven Bay.

Accommodations near Stone Haven Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grafton Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SW Resort
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 0.2 mi. SSW Resort
Mirage Tobago 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Rex Resorts Turtle Beach 0.8 mi. NE Resort
Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club 1.2 mi. SW Hotel
Cocrico Inn 1.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Tobago Island Suites 1.9 mi. SW Hotel
Old Grange Inn 2.0 mi. SW Hotel
Footprints Eco Resort 3.7 mi. NE Lodge
Magdalena Grand Beach Resort 4.0 mi. S Resort

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Ocean View Restaurant. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International menu items. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Stone Haven Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ocean View Restaurant (868) 639-0191 Caribbean, International Informal 0.2 mi. SW
Fish Pot (868) 635-1728 -- -- -- --
Seahorse Inn (868) 639-0686 Creole Very Casual 0.2 mi. SW
Pavilion Restaurant (868) 639-0361 International Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Buccanneer Beach Bar & Grill (868) 639-0191 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSW
Caribbean Bistro (868) 639-9667 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
The Pinnacle (868) 639-9667 International Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
Papillon Chinese Restaurant (868) 631-1353 Chinese -- 1.9 mi. SW
La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant (868) 639-0940 Italian -- 2.2 mi. SW
Teaside Pizza Restaurant (868) 639-8437 Italian Very Casual -- --
Shirvan Watermill (868) 639-0000 -- -- -- --
Surf n' Turk Restaurant -- Asian Fusion Very Casual 3.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Stone Haven Bay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Turtle Beach, located only a short distance away.

You may find that Stone Haven Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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