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.

Positioned on the southwestern edge of the island of Trinidad, 2.4 miles west-southwest of Fullarton, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Columbus Bay might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

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

If you tend to enjoy shores which grant a calm enclave, then think about trying out Columbus Bay; it is found within a less urbanized part of Trinidad.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Columbus Bay in a quiet, remote area - without hotels and other tourist attractions - on the South West coast of Trinidad.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else 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 closest area of Trinidad to Columbus Bay is Icacos. This destination is just a mile and a half away, so you needn't use up an entire day here. This section of Trinidad and Tobago is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby.

You won't find any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular resorts and hotels near this beach, but if you're hoping to evade hoards of travelers, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a welcomed sight.


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

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Trinidad besides Columbus Bay.

You may also enjoy Cedros Bay, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

You may find that Columbus Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Trinidad and Tobago you might like.


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