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.

Located in Black Rock, Turtle Beach is on the West edge of Tobago. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. At Turtle Beach, you won't be too far from the town's major conveniences, yet the shore has a secluded quality to it.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Turtle Beach happens to be found inside a relatively urbanized region, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Turtle Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Tobago. It's located near Fort Bennett, which is among the attractions in the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of 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

Not far away you'll find Scarborough, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


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. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors trying to find a place to stay not far from Turtle Beach won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest lodging options by looking over what's listed 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. Pavilion Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features International cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Tobago besides Turtle Beach worth visiting.

You might also want to visit Great Courland Bay, which is located a quarter mile away. 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.

You may find that Turtle Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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