This historical area is very peaceful, calm and quite scenic!
Situated to the immediate north of Las Cuevas Bay, overlooking a scenic bay are the remnants of Fort Abercromby. Built by the British in 1804 as part of the fortification of Trinidad that included Fort George and North Post. The British were concerned however about attacks from the French and knew all too well that Las Cuevas Bay made a good place for landing ships as they had landed there in 1750 when Trinidad was still in Spanish hands. The British also intended that Fort Abercromby would be a place of last defense in case they lost Port of Spain, retreating with their forces through St Joseph and over the mountains to Las Cuevas.
What remains now is just two lone canons marking the headland but Fort Abercromby is still a place of interest because of its historical significance and fantastic ocean views. A stairway leads to a lookout which gives a more picturesque view of the ocean and surroundings. The deep clear pool below this fort is a popular fishing and snorkelling spot.
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One of the truly hidden gems in Trinidad, Hundred Steps Beach is a secluded beach that is excellent for quite sun bathing, swimming, exploring and great fun. NOTE: Several security concerns have been raised about this destination. Please exercise extreme caution and visit in groups.
Between Las Cuevas and Blanchisseuse Bay on the North Coast road lies a small idyllic strip of sand known, L’Anse Martin Beach. Fringed with coconut palms and almond trees, this beach destination is great for swimming, surfing and tans.
Great for swimming and sunbathing, it is the longest (22km) strip of sand and the second most popular beach on the North Coast.
At Yarra Beach, the blue water rhythmically licks the long sandy beach and coconut trees dance in the wind like a cliche Caribbean paradise.
Yarra River is the perfect river to laze by and is a favourite local spot for a beach and river lime.