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.

Set in the northern part of Black Rock, Turtle Beach is on the West coast of Tobago. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should give Turtle Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally secluded either.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Turtle Beach is located within a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Tobago. Fort Bennett is among the local attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 in the Scarborough area, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Scarborough, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers seeking a place to stay not far from the beach are in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those listed below.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Turtle Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Pavilion Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of International food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pavilion Restaurant (868) 639-0361 International Informal 0.6 mi. SSW
Neptune Restaurant (868) 639-0191 Caribbean, International Informal 1.0 mi. SW
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
Teaside Pizza Restaurant (868) 639-8437 Italian Very Casual -- --
El Pescador (868) 631-1266 Creole Very Casual 3.1 mi. SW
Garden Grille (868) 639-7842 Caribbean, International Informal 3.3 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Turtle Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Great Courland Bay, located a quarter mile to the north. 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.

Trinidad and Tobago has so much to offer, so visiting Turtle Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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