Balandra Bay

Located along the north east shore of Trinidad, Balandara Bay can be found after bypassing several other beaches, like Rincon. The beach is often uncrowded on week days, but with the weekend brings locals who like to play their music loudly and party on the shore.

Positioned in Rampanalgas, Balandra Bay is on the North East coast of Trinidad. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Balandra Bay.

How to Access The Beach

Balandara Bay is located on the southern side of Toco Main Road. Simply take Balandara Bay Road straight to where it opens up to the beach and park where you can find a spot.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shoreline of Balandara Bay features tan colored sand and a string of almond, coconut, and sea grape trees. Because of heavy use, the waters closest to the road are cloudy, dark, and muddy looking, but the farther you go from the shore, the clearer the water becomes. Waters are a little rough, with waves rolling in consistently, making it a top spot for body boarding.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Balandra Bay's location is not near many tourist spots. As such, struggling to acquire an available service at Balandra Bay is not something you will have to go through when arriving at the beach, despite if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned some ways away from hotels and other attractions in an area both quiet and peaceful on the North East coast of Trinidad.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Fort Picton, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest near Balandra Bay.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Balandra Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brigand Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 16.1 S Trinidad
Larry Gomes Stadium Sporting Event Venue 21.7 WSW Trinidad
Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club Golf Course 25.7 W Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 27.7 W Trinidad
Island Club Casino Casino 30.2 W Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest region on Trinidad to Balandra Bay is Rampanalgas. This destination is just a half mile from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Rampanalgas is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are.

Don't expect to find any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular hotels and resorts lining this beach, though if you're hoping to avoid hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodations will certainly be welcomed.

Food

You might not find any places to eat surrounding this shore, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Trinidad, so if Balandra Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Grande Riviere Bay, located within the range of a cab.

Maybe Balandra 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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