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 on the island of Trinidad, 1.5 miles east of Lower Manzanilla, Manzanilla Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Manzanilla Beach stands out because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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 on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

You can enjoy the convenience of picnic facilities.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. 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.

the area surrounding Manzanilla Beach is not near many tourist spots. Taking that into consideration, struggling to locate an available convenience here is not a thing you will do often, regardless of what time it is.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Trinidad. It is near Brigand Hill Lighthouse, which is found two miles to the south west, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Historic attractions, including Fort Picton, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Manzanilla Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without having to stray too far from the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 nearest region of Trinidad to Manzanilla Beach is Lower Manzanilla. This friendly part of Trinidad is just a mile and a half from the beach, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section on Trinidad and Tobago is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's large hotels close to this beach, though if you're looking to avoid hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodations will surely be a welcomed sight.


You might not find any places to eat surrounding this coastal destination, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Trinidad has several beautiful beaches, so if Manzanilla Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Mayaro Beach, which is located a little ways off, but can be reached in the car.

Maybe Manzanilla Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Trinidad and Tobago offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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