Store Bay

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Store Bay is located nearby a semi-popular resort area on the island of Tobago, and the crowds that reside there on a daily basis reflect this. Still, most visitors agree that everyone is respectful and friendly, and the crisp, calm waters are worth braving the small crowd.

Set in the northern part of Crown Point, Store Bay is on the South West coast of Tobago. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The beaches found throughout Trinidad and Tobago tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but at Store Bay your experience will be different.

How to Access The Beach
Store Bay is located at the Milford Road and Pigeon Point Road junction, where both meet and dead end just past Castles in the Wind resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

Store Bay is well groomed, with a man made rock ledge surrounding the beach, benches just beyond that, and palm trees, umbrellas, and several areas of landscaped grass along the shore. The sands themselves are powdery and tan, while the water is bright turquoise and known to be calm.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Store Bay. There are many types of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Trinidad and Tobago, but having a meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, lounging chairs will be available for visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Be mindful that the area right around Store Bay is highly urbanized, meaning you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Tobago. D’Art Yard is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as Fort Bennett offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Store Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Trinidad and Tobago's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Store Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 0.1 mi. ESE Tobago
Royalton Casino Casino 0.4 mi. SW Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 0.7 mi. E Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. SSW Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 1.8 mi. E Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 mi. NE Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 4.1 mi. E Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 4.4 mi. E Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 4.9 mi. NE Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.6 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 7.7 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.7 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

Store Bay is in the Scarborough area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Scarborough is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Store Bay, Scarborough is a car ride off, about seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Guests trying to find a place to stay not far from Store Bay shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Store Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coco Reef Resort and Spa 0.1 mi. S Resort
Conrado Beach Resort 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Crown Point Beach Hotel 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
Kariwak Village Hotel 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Toucan Inn 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel Tropikist Beach 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Sandy Point Village 0.6 mi. SW Hotel
CHIC Hotel 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 0.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.9 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria. The restaurant features Italian food. They are also known for serving pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Store Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria (868) 639-8242 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Pasta Gallery (868) 727-8200 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. E
Calypso Reef Restaurant At Conrado’s (868) 639-0145 ext. 6 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Kariwak Village (Restaurant) (868) 639-8442 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
Cafe Coco (868) 639-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafe Iguana (868) 631-8205 -- -- -- --
Chef's BBQ (868) 631-3000 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ice Cream Plus (868) 639-0045 -- -- -- --
John Grant's Golden Star Restaurant (868) 639-0873 -- -- -- --
Pelican Reef Bar & Grill (868) 631-8080 -- -- -- --
Miss Esmie's (868) 639-9516 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Royal Castle Crown Point (868) 639-5000 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

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

You may also like Crown Point, which is in a pretty active location. It is located three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Mt. Irvine Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Point Beach, located only a short distance away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Trinidad and Tobago, and dropping by Store Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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