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.

Set on the southern outskirts of Rampanalgas, Balandra Bay is on the North East coast of Trinidad. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Balandra Bay stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches on Trinidad and Tobago offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

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.

If you're thinking about eating lunch here, consider that their picnic tables make it even easier.

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

the region in which Balandra Bay is located is not exactly a tourism capital. With this in mind, failing to obtain an available convenience here is not something you will have to do often, regardless of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach in a quiet, remote area - without hotels and other tourist attractions - on the North East coast of Trinidad.

If you want more information on the history of Trinidad and Tobago, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Picton, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the vicinity of Balandra Bay.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 closest part on Trinidad to Balandra Bay is Rampanalgas. This destination is only a half mile from the shore, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Rampanalgas is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels.

Don't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular hotels near this beach, but if you're looking to elude hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a pleasant sight.

Food

You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this location, so you might want to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Trinidad, so Balandra Bay is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Grande Riviere Bay, which is located a brief cab ride away.

Balandra Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Trinidad and Tobago offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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