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 coast of the island of Trinidad, 4.4 miles east of Oropouche, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Matura Bay make great places to spread out and relax.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Matura Bay offers those who visit a calm and tranquil enclave, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Trinidad; the area hosts attractions such as Brigand Hill Lighthouse, which is just a cab ride away.

If you want more information on the history of Trinidad and Tobago, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Picton, which is one of the closest places of historical interest in the neighborhood of Matura Bay.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 part of Trinidad to Matura Bay is Upper Fishing Pond. This location is just two and a half miles away, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Upper Fishing Pond 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 depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular resorts alongside this beach, though if you're trying to avoid masses of tourists, the lack of accommodations will surely be a welcomed sight.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is La Tropicana Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is 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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on Trinidad will have lots of options besides Matura Bay.

You might also want to visit Grande Riviere Bay, which is located within the range of a cab.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Matura Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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