Thursday, 2 April 2009

Tobago Beaches




Tobago Beaches are among the most beautiful in the Caribbean. Tobago is Trinidad’s little sister.

Both form a prosperous nation called Trinidad and Tobago.

Most visitors to Tobago come looking for sun, white exotic beaches and crystal clear waters.

There are many beaches on both sides of the island.
Some are on the Atlantic Ocean side and feature dark grey volcanic sands while the ones on the calmer Caribbean side are surrounded by pristine white coral sands and palm trees proding the most necessary shade.

The island’s interior is mountainous reaching to 2,000 feet and contains a great variety of flowers, vegetation, waterfalls and wildlife. The area is ideal for Nature lovers trekking under the supervision of experts.

Just 20 minutes away by boat from Tobago Beaches is Little Tobago, home of nearly 60 species of tropical bird of which many are very rare. Nearby is private Goat Island surrounded by spectacular reefs that can be enjoyed with Glass Bottom Boats offering such service.

Tobago Beaches

Kilgwyn Bay & La Guira

The beach is a short walk past Sandy Point Beach. It is a very calm beach therefore great for children.

Sandy Point

It is located in the westernmost point of Tobago at the end of the runway of the airport. It is relatively quiet and covered with white sands. It is bordered by palms and grape trees that provide the most needed shade.

Store Bay

Featuring many hotels and guesthouses, this beach is the most popular of Tobago Beaches. The Store Bay Holiday Resort is located here. There are lifeguards, changing rooms and toilets as well a variety of small shops, restaurants and vendors. Beware of the big number of vendors

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Palm Trees provide the most needed shade on the beaches

Coconut Bay

This is a private man made beach belonging to the Coco Reef Resort and consisting of thousands of tons of Guyanese white river sand. It is one of the typical Tobago Beaches, but you can feel it is not natural.

The only access to the beach is via the hotel. Chargeable admission to the beach, facilities and restaurants is available from the front desk.

Cable Bay

It is located right at the bottom of Pigeon Point Road and borders Coconut Bay. This small yellow sand beach is reasonably sheltered, but becomes rocky further out. It is popular with local children.

Pigeon Point

The peninsula of Pigeon Point is the most beautiful of Tobago Beaches and home to the famous thatch roofed jetty which has become an internationally recognized signature theme for Tobago Beaches.

Buccoo Bay

A long narrow white sand beach protected by famous Buccoo Reef. The beach becomes very narrow at high tide. A small beach bar and toilet facilities are available. The swimming is good and the beach invariably deserted.

Grange Beach

Known locally as The Wall, this beach is just past the Mount Irvine Golf Course. Grange Beach is ideal for swimming and an increasingly popular spot with surfers.

Back Bay

This is a small, quiet secluded beach with good body surfing waves. Access to the beach involves a bit of a scramble down the cliffs. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Tobago beaches.

rafton Beach

This is an attractive stretch of sand beach serviced by Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort and the Grafton Beach Resort. The waves can be very powerful here and you are advised to stay close to the shore to avoid dangerous currents.

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Stonehaven Beach

This is one of the three Tobago beaches where the endangered giant Leatherback turtle comes ashore between March and June to lay their eggs which will hatch around three months later.

Great Courland Bay

Any of the side streets in Black Rock Village will take you down to the southern end of Great Courland Bay's beaches.

Turtle Beach

Still in Great Courland Bay, famous Turtle Beach is a mile long sandy, sloping beach famous as a nesting site for giant leatherback turtles.

Back Bay, Plymouth

This is a relatively small beach in the grounds of the Arnos Vale Hotel. The swimming is normally good at Arnos Vale beach and the snorkeling recognized as arguably the best on the island.

Anse Fromager

This is a rocky stretch of coast with limited possibilities. Access is down steep cliffs from the Mot Trail.

Culloden Bay

A small rocky bay and beach with an unspoiled reef that is ideal for Snorkeling. Culloden Bay is also home to two smaller bays, Washerwoman's Bay and Little Bay.

King Peter's Bay

This is a deserted calm bay with a dark sand beach. Good for snorkeling.

Castara Bay

Castara has two beautiful golden sand beaches both great for swimming. Big Bay is the focus of the village.

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Pigeons Point Bay

Little Englishman's Bay

Access is not easy, but Little Englishman's Bay offers good bathing and quiet seclusion.

Englishman's Bay

Hidden from the road, this spectacular beach with powdery light sand leads to the deep, calm water of the sheltered bay and is one of the loveliest of Tobago beaches and good for snorkeling.

Parlatuvier Bay

A perfect beach, although it shelves deeply and the waves can be strong. The small charmingly named fishing village of Parlatuvier typifies the gentle life in rural Tobago.

Dead Bay

This beach is only accessible by an energetic hike. To explore this beach, hire a guide in Bloody Bay.

Bloody Bay

Bloody Bay is a glorious sheltered bay with golden sands and clear blue waters. It is nearly always deserted, except for the odd fishermen. It is also the last beach accessible on the northern Caribbean coast.

Cambleton Bay

It is a short walk from Charlotteville or with access directly from the Charlotteville L'Anse Fourmi road. There is some decent snorkeling to be had from this beach.

Iguana Bay

It is a remote but beautiful bay on the northern tip of the island and only accessible by boat.

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Starwood Bay

This is a beautiful untouched bay. There is a nice sandy beach, but much of it disappears at high tide.

Leatherbacks have been seen here. Swimming is not recommended because the bay is exposed to the full force of the Atlantic

Batteaux Bay

This is a small secluded beach with stunning deep blue waters and reefs, in the grounds of the Blue Waters Inn.

The beach is a popular departure point for diving and snorkeling trips around Little Tobago and Goat Island.

Tyrrell's Bay

Is a sandy but narrow beach running the length of Speyside village.

It is not an ideal beach for swimming or sunbathing, but it is a departure point for snorkeling and diving trips around Little Tobago and Goat Island.

King's Bay

A sheltered horseshoe bay with excellent dark sand beach, shaded by coconut trees and calm, warm water. Good facilities, including showers, lifeguards and shaded cabanas.

Richmond Bay

This is a quiet pretty beach, near the mouth of a river and overlooking Richmond Island. Adjacent inlets are known as Mangrove or Clarke's Bay and Bellevue Bay.

Goldsborough Bay

There are several dark volcanic sand Tobago beaches along Goldsborough Bay between Roxborough and Scarborough, particularly each side of the village of Pembroke.

Pinfold Bay

This is a small beach next to the ruins of Fort Granby.The beach is quite pretty although swimming is not safe here. It's a good walking beach and there is a small bar for refreshments.

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Crown Point Beach

Barbados Bay

The original capital of Tobago, Georgetown, was established in the late 1700's in the area now known as Studley Park on the edge of Barbados Bay.

Hope Bay

It is readily recognizable due to the lines of waves breaking into surf as the sea rushes in over the shallow waters. The beach is a very long stretch of black volcanic sand and the invariably deserted.

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Minster Bay

This is a long Crescent shaped beach of dark yellow sand between Minister Point and Bacolet Point and it’s a great beach for walking.

Rockley Bay

This bay is host to the town and port of Scarborough. The bay has a small stretch of beach at Shaw Park, just south of Scarborough.

Little Rockley Bay

A long stretch of darkish volcanic sand fringed by coconut trees and bordered by the old coast road which is now bypassed by the Claude Noel Highway between Scarborough and Crown Point.

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