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.

Located in Rampanalgas, Balandra Bay is on the North East coast of Trinidad. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit 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.

If you're not fond of dining in the sand, picnic tables can be found for you to eat on instead.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Visitors planning to utilize the conveniences made available here need not worry; Balandra Bay happens to be situated in an area that crowds do not often visit. As such, the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach in a secluded area, removed from popular tourist attractions, on the North East coast of Trinidad.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Picton are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Balandra Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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
Yerette Hummingbird Santuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 29.3 W Trinidad
Island Club Casino Casino 30.2 W Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest part on Trinidad to Balandra Bay is Rampanalgas. This location is just a half mile from the coast, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Rampanalgas is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

Don't expect to find any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited resorts and hotels lining this beach, though if you're hoping to evade masses of travelers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be welcomed.

Food

You might not find any places to eat in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Balandra Bay on Trinidad.

Another location you may want to try is Grande Riviere Bay, which is located within the range of a cab.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Trinidad and Tobago, but taking a swim at Balandra Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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