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 dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on Trinidad and Tobago. While Matura Bay may be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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 an idyllic and tranquil haven, especially since the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the North East coast of Trinidad; this area boasts other attractions such as Brigand Hill Lighthouse, which is eight miles away.

Historical attractions such as Fort Picton provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Matura Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago's past, without having to go too far from the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 on Trinidad to Matura Bay is Upper Fishing Pond. This destination is only two and a half miles from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This region of Trinidad and Tobago is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

Don't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular resorts close to this beach, though if you're trying to elude hoards of tourists, the lack of places to stay will surely be a welcomed sight.

Food

Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is La Tropicana Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Trinidad, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Grande Riviere Bay, which is located a short taxi ride away.

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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