Grande Riviere Bay

Grande Riviere Bay is named for the river of the same name that feeds into this larger body of water. Because of the loose sand and slope to the water, leatherback sea turtles favor this beach for nesting. During nesting season, which runs from March to September, visitors can purchase tickets to return to the beach at night to witness the nesting process.

Set in Grande Riviere, this beach is on the North East coast of Trinidad. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Those planning on making a stop at this beach can have a relaxing time without having to wander too far from civilization.

How to Access The Beach
Take a right off Toco Main Road onto Hosang Street to gain access to the bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Almond trees line the back of Grande Riviere Bay, and the tan colored sand remains flat for a bit before sloping steeply into the almost green-colored water. The waves here can get tall and rough, so most bathers prefer to take a dip at the mouth of the river instead.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to prefer coasts that offer a relaxing enclave, then you will want to try Grande Riviere Bay; it's hidden away within a much quieter area of the region.

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.

Historical attractions such as Fort Picton offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Grande Riviere Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without having to go too far from the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Trinidad and Tobago. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Grande Riviere Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Larry Gomes Stadium Sporting Event Venue 21.6 SW Trinidad
Brigand Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 22.4 S Trinidad
Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club Golf Course 24.7 SW Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 26.0 WSW Trinidad
Island Club Casino Casino 28.3 WSW Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Trinidad to this beach is Grande Riviere. This friendly part of Trinidad is only a few hundred yards from the shore, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Keep in mind that Port of Spain isn't exactly a bustling area, so for those hoping to get a better feel for the area, this part of Trinidad and Tobago should provide an interesting experience.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited hotels and resorts alongside this beach, though if you're trying to evade hoards of travelers, the lack of places to stay should be welcomed.

Food

There aren't any restaurants close to this coastal destination, so you might want to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

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

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Blanchisseuse Beach, located a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car. Blanchisseuse Beach's great shores give guests the opportunity to have a nice, secluded picnic, take in the gorgeous scenery, or watch for the endangered leatherback turtles that come to the shore at night during mating season.

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

 

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