Columbus Bay

Located on the Southwestern Peninsula of Trinidad, the bay was named for Christopher Columbus in honor of the fact that he and his crew entered the bay via ship in 1498. Today the beach serves as a semi-popular recreational spot for sun bathing and swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Located on the southwestern coast of the island of Trinidad, 2.4 miles west-southwest of Fullarton, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting might want to plan a visit to Columbus Bay.

How to Access The Beach

Columbus Bay is set between Los Gallos Point and Corral Point. There is a car park available for visitors.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shore of Columbus Bay features tan colored sand that is smooth and soft. The waters are aquamarine with several outlying rocks that jut out from the sea, giving the bay character.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Columbus Bay offers those who visit an angelic and serene enclave, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Columbus Bay well removed from hotels and other attractions, making it a peaceful and rather quiet spot on the South West coast of Trinidad.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Columbus Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brighton Range Front Lighthouse 23.6 NE Trinidad
La Bonne Vie Casino Casino 33.4 ENE Trinidad
Club Regal Gambling Site 33.8 ENE Trinidad
Club Monte Carlo Casino 33.9 ENE Trinidad
Sands Casino Casino 34.0 ENE Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on Trinidad to Columbus Bay is Icacos. This friendly part of Trinidad is only a mile and a half away, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This region on Trinidad and Tobago is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are.

Don't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited resorts and hotels near this beach, though if you're trying to evade throngs of travelers, the lack of places to stay will surely be a pleasant sight.


There aren't any restaurants surrounding this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Columbus Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Cedros Bay, located fairly close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Trinidad and Tobago has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Columbus Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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