Manzanilla Beach

Perfect for a picnic and sightseeing, but not much more, the rough waters of Manzanilla Beach are dangerous and should be avoided; although with them in the backdrop, the view is quite electrifying.

Situated near the middle of the island of Trinidad, 1.5 miles east of Lower Manzanilla, Manzanilla Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Manzanilla Beach.

How to Access The Beach
A paved road that runs through North Manzanilla drives right up to the beach, where you can park in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

A stop along Trinidad's deserted eastern coast, Manzanilla Beach's view of the untamed wild is stunning. Coconuts are scattered along the beach's brown sands but sadly, the rocky, Atlantic waters are not good for swimming.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Trinidad's eastern coast has more wildlife than people, often leaving guests with a beach all to themselves - except for the free-roaming cows and various birds that sometimes wander into view.

Off the beaten path, Manzanilla Beach and its availability of conveniences will likely be a popular choice for anyone wishing to enjoy some time free of the busy beaches and crowded shores as it is found inside a quiet area. With that fact in mind, it won't matter the time of day you arrive, as there's no big chance you find yourself contend with the other tourists who might want access to the conveniences found here.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Trinidad; this area boasts other attractions such as Brigand Hill Lighthouse, which is two miles to the south west.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Picton, which is one of the closest places of historical significance near Manzanilla Beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Manzanilla Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brigand Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.9 SW Trinidad
Larry Gomes Stadium Sporting Event Venue 18.6 WNW Trinidad
Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club Golf Course 22.9 WNW Trinidad
White Diamond Casino Casino 24.9 WSW Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 25.6 WNW Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The closest region on Trinidad to Manzanilla Beach is Lower Manzanilla. This location is just a mile and a half from the coast, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Lower Manzanilla is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

You won't find any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular hotels and resorts near this beach, though if you're looking to evade hoards of vacationers, the shortage of accommodation options will surely be a welcomed sight.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Trinidad has many nice beaches, and Manzanilla Beach is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Mayaro Beach, which is located 19 and a half miles to the south.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Manzanilla Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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