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.

Situated 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 consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. At Stone Haven Bay, you'll find a nice balance in its urban setting versus its secluded, private feel.

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 concession stand available. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

Since Stone Haven Bay is of course found inside an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Tobago. Fort Bennett is one of a few favorite local destinations.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Trinidad and Tobago. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Not far away you'll find Scarborough, a town which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it is not typically a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers looking to find a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the closest options 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

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. Ocean View Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are other beaches on Tobago you might like besides Stone Haven Bay.

You may also enjoy Turtle Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Stone Haven Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Trinidad and Tobago you might like.

 

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