Mayaro Beach

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Mayaro Beach runs a full nine miles along Trinidad's east coast, making it the longest beach on the island. Not only is this beach popular amongst locals for swimming, but it is known for its great birding opportunities, kayaking, and camping spots.

Located on the island of Trinidad, 0.9 miles south of St. Margaret, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach
Mayaro Beach runs parallel to Guayaguayare Mayaro Road. Choose a gravelly side road and make your way east, where you are likely to run into the beach, as it is the longest stretch of beach on the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

Lined by lush trees in most places along the beach, the sand here ranges from a light to dark tan, getting darker the closer it gets to the sea. The water can be rough and is known for rip currents so much so that lifeguards are almost always present during daylight hours. The seawater is a pleasant aquamarine, and at night the glow from the offshore oil platforms light the horizon.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along.

Mayaro Beach is in an area which is not near many tourist spots. What this means is that struggling to obtain an unoccupied service here is not a thing you will be forced to do often, in spite of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach in a rather peaceful region - removed from hotels and other tourist attractions - on the South East coast of Trinidad.

If you can't wait to see as many of Trinidad and Tobago's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Mayaro Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brigand Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 18.7 N Trinidad
Flamingo Private Members Club Gambling Site 25.7 W Trinidad
White Diamond Casino Casino 27.7 WNW Trinidad
Usine Ste Madeleine Golf Club Golf Course 28.5 W Trinidad
Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club Golf Course 30.6 W Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Trinidad to Mayaro Beach is St. Margaret. This destination is just less than a mile from the shore, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. St. Margaret is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby.

Don't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's frequently visited resorts alongside this beach, though if you're hoping to avoid hoards of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities will be welcomed.

Food

While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Ambrosia Restaurant & Lounge, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mayaro Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ambrosia Restaurant & Lounge (868) 630-2725 -- -- -- --
Deon's Fast Foods (868) 630-3663 -- -- -- --
The Neighbourhood Grill (868) 630-4814 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Trinidad will have lots of options besides Mayaro Beach.

Trinidad and Tobago has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Mayaro Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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