Black Rock Beach

Black Rock, Tobago
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This beach which is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and sun bathing is located in the Black Rock area just below Fort Bennett.

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Destination 101: No lifeguards on duty

This beach is located in the Black Rock area and is right below Fort Bennett. This beach is located between Stone Haven Bay and Great Courland Bay on the Western side of Tobago. Known for its large black rocks surrounding the beach, there are some slopes along the shoreline in various areas as the beach is said to be resting on one large rock! This beach is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and sun bathing. There is also leatherback turtles that can be seen nesting at this site.

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  • great beach actually I grew up around there
    Lovely beach to swim and relax under the sun
    By Phyllis D., Trinidad and Tobago on 18 Feb 2019

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