Matura Bay

Set on Trinidad's east coast is Matura Bay, which stretches for almost 13 kilometers and encompasses both Rincon Beach and Matura Beach. Unfortunately, the long shore line makes for poor swimming conditions, as strong currents and waves can be dangerous. As such, water activities tend not to be the main draw for people coming to Matura bay, but rather the leatherback sea turtles that use the sands as nesting grounds; easily seen with a local tour.

Located on the northeastern side of the island of Trinidad, 4.4 miles east of Oropouche, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Matura Bay is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Trinidad and Tobago's urban areas. Many of the other beaches on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
Matura Bay Beach is not the easiest beach to reach. With such a long coast, there are many different paths to take, some of which are only known to the locals. The most direct path (which is not that direct) is to head northeast from Sangre Grande Oropuche. Taking the road, you will cut across farmlands until crossing a small bridge that ends at a dirt road. Turning right on the dirt road, and then the first left will have you on the road that ends at the beach's parking area. Once here though, you will need to walk down a very short trail through the woods.

Amenities and Ambiance

Natural forestry and coconut trees line the back of the beach, giving the area a quiet and secluded feel. Meanwhile, the sand is tan, almost grey in some places, and slopes gently towards the aquamarine waters. And while the cost here is rough, the beach is bisected by a river that empties into the ocean, offering a some calmer waters for waders staying close to the banks.

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

If you find that you choose beach days that offer a quiet enclave, then you should enjoy Matura Bay; it's back in a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Trinidad. It is close to Brigand Hill Lighthouse, which is reachable in a cab, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Fort Picton provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Matura Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without straying too far from the coastline.

If a visit to the Matura Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Matura Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brigand Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 7.9 S Trinidad
Larry Gomes Stadium Sporting Event Venue 17.2 W Trinidad
Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club Golf Course 21.6 W Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 24.1 W Trinidad
Club Phoenix Gambling Site 26.4 W Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Trinidad to Matura Bay is Upper Fishing Pond. This interesting part of Trinidad is only two and a half miles away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Upper Fishing Pond is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


How many other people you encounter at Matura Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.

Don't expect to find any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited resorts lining this beach, though if you're hoping to avoid hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodation options will certainly be a welcomed sight.


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. La Tropicana Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Matura Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
La Tropicana Restaurant (868) 677-3844 -- -- -- Trinidad

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Matura Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng on Trinidad.

Another location you may want to try is Grande Riviere Bay, located a brief cab ride away.

Trinidad and Tobago offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Matura Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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