Beaches

Beaches

Both islands may be small in size but believe us, there are lots of beach destinations to keep you occupied.  Both islands have popular and secluded beaches. In Trinidad’s North Coast, Maracas, Las Cuevas and Blanchisseuse are the most popular. In the west, there’s Macqueripe and Scotland Bay which are popular with families because of their calm waters; Matura, Balandra, Salybia to the East carry a rougher surf; Manzanilla and Mayaro to the South/southeast; and Vessigny and Granville in the South/Southeast are popular in the communities.

Blue waters and white sand rank those on the Caribbean Sea side as among the most beautiful in the entire region while those on the Atlantic Ocean side feature dark gray volcanic sands, though still picturesque.

Almost every beach in Tobago can be a delight. Blue waters and white sand rank those on the Caribbean Sea side as among the most beautiful in the entire region while those on the Atlantic Ocean side feature dark gray volcanic sands, though still picturesque. Some of the more popular beaches, Sandy Point, Pigeon Point and Store Bay, are popular with locals and tourists. There are shops, restaurants and vendors at these points doing business, a testimony to the popularity of these beaches.

In fact, images of Pigeon Point and its famous thatch roof jetty are synonymous with Tobago as it’s used in most advertising. Other spots to visit are Englishman’s Bay, Buccoo Bay and Grange Beach which is a popular spot for surfing. Tobago beaches are also home to the endangered giant Leatherback turtle during their nesting season. Stonehaven Bay and Turtle Beach are two beaches where they come ashore between March and June to lay their eggs. Try snorkeling at Culloden Bay. Remember, always be careful, observe your surroundings and look out for lifeguards on your beach of choice and for any dangers in the water. Currents are stronger in some areas and at certain points in the year.

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