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.

Located near the heart of Grande Riviere, this beach is on the North East coast of Trinidad. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Grande Riviere Bay, since it's fun and active, but rarely crowded. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, Grande Riviere Bay is worth a visit.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you usually prefer shores which bring guests a tranquil haven, then think about trying out Grande Riviere Bay; it is tucked away in a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Grande Riviere Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find pleasantly without tourist attractions and hotels, in a secluded area on the North East coast of Trinidad.

Historical attractions such as Fort Picton offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Grande Riviere Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without having to leave the coast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 on Trinidad to this beach is Grande Riviere. This location is only a few hundred yards from the beach, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It's important to note that this area of Trinidad and Tobago is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are.

You won't find any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular resorts lining this beach, though if you're trying to evade masses of tourists, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be welcomed.

Food

You might not find any places to eat surrounding this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Trinidad besides Grande Riviere Bay worth visiting.

You might also want to visit Blanchisseuse Beach, which is located 17 and a half miles away. 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.

Maybe Grande Riviere Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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