Trinidad and Tobago Beaches
While visiting Trinidad and Tobago, you definitely don’t want to miss heading out to the beautiful beaches. There are many popular beach areas on these luscious island get-a-ways. You’ll want to bring some snorkeling gear with you or rent some from one of the shops in town. Grab that sunscreen, water (and your favorite beverages), some towels and you are all set.
Maracas Beach is located on the north side on the island of Trinidad. It’s about an hour drive from Port of Spain over scenic mountainous regions. Maracas Beach is one of the most well known beaches in Trinidad and it’s deep water protected by a bay. The drive to Maracas Beach is simply incredible, you’ll want to stop a few times to catch the views. There are also some great shops there that sell local preserves and some great candy, so bring a little extra cash to make some indulgent purchases.
Pigeon Point, also called Pigeon Point Heritage Park, is located on the island of Tobago. It is probably Tobago’s most popular and beautiful beach. There is the signature thatch-roofed jetty which is well known world-wide as a symbol of the beauty of Tobago. There is a resort at Pigeon Point resting along the white sand beach. Plenty to do at Pigeon Point with the water sport shops and great dining. There is an entry fee to Pigeon Point of around $4 per person, so plan accordingly.
Other great beaches on Trinidad
Some other great beaches you can visit while on the North side of Trinidad include Tyrico Bay, Las Cuevas Bay, Blanchisseuse, Scotland Bay and Macqueripe Bay. These are also very popular beaches for snokeling and swimming, or just relaxing on the beach. On the Northeast coast, you can find Matura, Saline Bay, Balandra Bay, Sans Souci, Salybia Bay, and the Grande Riviere. So you have plenty of choices for some great fun and relaxing while you are there, again you’ll want to get some snokeling gear to check out the sea life if you enjoy that type of activity.
Take your time to explore the beautiful beaches of Trinidad and Tobago while you are visiting. Even if you need to plan to extend your stay a day or two, it is definitely worth your time to see and experience some of these wonderful beaches. We hope you enjoy your visit to Trinidad and Tobago and get a great tan while you are here!