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 particularly close by. Balandra Bay stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Most other beaches you'll come across on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as beautiful, but are usually more cramped since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, so your food won't get sandy.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Visitors that plan to take advantage of the comforts offered here shouldn't worry; Balandra Bay happens to be found in a region which is not generally considered a tourist area. As such, there's no need to plan ahead the part of the day you show up, as there's no big chance you'll find yourself vie with possible other visitors who will be needing access to the conveniences that can be found here.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Balandra Bay in a rather peaceful region - removed from hotels and other tourist attractions - on the North East coast of Trinidad.

Historical attractions like Fort Picton offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Balandra Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Trinidad and Tobago's past, without having to stray too far from the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 of Trinidad to Balandra Bay is Rampanalgas. This destination is only a half mile from the beach, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Rampanalgas is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited resorts and hotels near this beach, though if you're trying to elude throngs of tourists, the lack of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a welcomed sight.

Food

There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Balandra Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Grande Riviere Bay, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

While Trinidad and Tobago has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Balandra Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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