Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach serves as Turtle Beach Resort's own personal sandy play ground as well as a nesting ground for leatherback sea turtles. On any given day, the beach can be crowded with hotel guests sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling, and participating in various other land and water sports.

Positioned in the northern portion of Black Rock, Turtle Beach is on the West edge of Tobago. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers will notice that, while Turtle Beach is certainly not secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's makes a great option for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach
Turtle Beach can be accessed through Turtle Beach Resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

Immaculately kept in order to be found appealing by resort guests, Turtle Beach features tan colored sand and turquoise waters. Palm trees speckle the landscape, but the really special thing about the beach are the discarded baby turtle shells that can be found after hatching season.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Turtle Beach is found in a popular area that can get crowded, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Turtle Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the West coast of Tobago. Fort Bennett is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If a visit to the Turtle Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Bennett Historical Site 0.7 SW Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 2.4 SW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 4.2 S Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 4.3 SE Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 4.3 SE Tobago

Cities and Towns

Turtle Beach is near Scarborough, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Scarborough is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Scarborough is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers hoping to find a room close to Turtle Beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by perusing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Turtle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rex Resorts Turtle Beach 0.0 mi. E Resort
Mirage Tobago 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Cocrico Inn 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Grafton Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SW Resort
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 1.0 mi. SW Resort
Mount Irvine Bay Hotel & Golf Club 2.1 mi. SW Hotel
Tobago Island Suites 2.8 mi. SW Hotel
Old Grange Inn 2.8 mi. SW Hotel
Footprints Eco Resort 2.9 mi. NE Lodge
Half Moon Blue Hotel 4.6 mi. SE Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is Pavilion Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious International food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

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

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pavilion Restaurant (868) 639-0361 International Informal 0.6 mi. SSW
Ocean View Restaurant (868) 639-0191 Caribbean, International Informal 1.0 mi. SW
Fish Pot (868) 635-1728 -- -- -- --
Seahorse Inn (868) 639-0686 Creole Very Casual 1.0 mi. SW
Buccanneer Beach Bar & Grill (868) 639-0191 American Very Casual 1.0 mi. SW
Caribbean Bistro (868) 639-9667 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. SW
The Pinnacle (868) 639-9667 International Informal 1.0 mi. SW
Papillon Chinese Restaurant (868) 631-1353 Chinese -- 2.8 mi. SW
La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant (868) 639-0940 Italian -- 3.0 mi. SW
Teaside Pizza Restaurant (868) 639-8437 Italian Very Casual -- --
Surf n' Turk Restaurant -- Asian Fusion Very Casual 3.3 mi. SSE
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 3.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Turtle Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Tobago.

Another location you may want to try is Great Courland Bay, which is located within a couple of miles. Great Cortland Bay, with its long sandy beach and populated area, is a favorite on Tobago for both tourists and locals who gravitate to the shore to play in the bright blue waters and watch for nesting sea turtles.

Maybe Turtle Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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