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.

Situated on the eastern edge of the island of Trinidad, 0.9 miles south of St. Margaret, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Mayaro Beach is by no means secluded, it's not the most crowded beach on Trinidad and Tobago either. This makes it a good option for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Mayaro Beach.

Beach-goers who hope to take advantage of the conveniences extended at this beach, shouldn't worry; Mayaro Beach is found in an area that is not often visited by crowds. Taking that into consideration, sweating to locate an unclaimed amenity or service at Mayaro Beach is not something you will have to go through regularly, no matter what time it is.

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.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 section on Trinidad to Mayaro Beach is St. Margaret. This friendly part of Trinidad is only less than a mile from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This part of Trinidad and Tobago is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are.

Don't anticipate finding any of Trinidad and Tobago's popular hotels and resorts alongside this beach, but if you're trying to avoid throngs of travelers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be a pleasant sight.

Food

Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially 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.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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 in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Mayaro Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may find that Mayaro Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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