Scotland Bay

If you're looking for a beach that seems to be in a world of its own, Scotland Bay is for you. Set on Chaguaramas Peninsula along the northwest coast of Trinidad, the bay is so remote that it can not be accessed by car or even on foot. Boaters and kayakers make up the bulk of visitors, and even though there is almost always someone there, it remains a peaceful getaway.

Situated in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 2.3 miles northwest of Chaguaramas, Scotland Bay is on the North West coast of Trinidad. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves should consider visiting Scotland Bay.

How to Access The Beach
The only way to gain access to Scotland Bay is by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

The U-shaped bay is edged by mountains featuring step cliffs that provide cover from strong winds. This keeps the waters relatively calm, making them perfect for swimmers and snorkelers. The shore is comprised largely of pebbles and stones rather than sand.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Scotland Bay offers those who visit an angelic and peaceful escape, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Trinidad; it's located near attractions like Espalon Point, which is three miles away.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum. This museum is located a quick taxi trip away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are 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 Scotland Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Espalon Point Lighthouse 2.8 S Trinidad
Chaguaramas Golf Club Golf Course 3.2 ENE Trinidad
Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum Museum 3.6 ESE Trinidad
Chacachacare Island Lighthouse 6.1 W Trinidad
Fort George Historical Site 8.3 E Trinidad

Cities and Towns

Scotland Bay guests hoping to find additional places to explore might think about checking out Port of Spain, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Scotland Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Crews Inn 2.8 mi. SE Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Port of Spain 9.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Royal Palm Suite Hotel -- -- Hotel
Kapok Hotel 10.0 mi. E Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Galley Restaurant.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Scotland Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Galley Restaurant (868) 634-3663 -- -- -- --
Islands Restaurant & Roti Stop (868) 634-2061 -- -- -- --
Sails Restaurant (868) 634-1712 -- -- -- --
Caffe Del Mare (868) 634-4000 International Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Lighthouse Restaurant (868) 634-4384 American, Caribbean, International Informal 2.8 mi. SE
KFC Chagville (868) 664-3307 American Very Casual 3.7 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on Trinidad will have lots of options besides Scotland Bay.

You may also want to consider Macqueripe Bay, located reasonably close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Trinidad and Tobago, but visiting Scotland Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Trinidad and Tobago even more memorable.


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