The Beaches in Trinidad and Tobago are “World Class”
If you really want to experience that “tropical feeling” then the beaches in Trinidad and Tobago are right where you will find it. Lush and rich with coconut and palm trees, the sound of reggae and calypso music in the background and the beautiful Caribbean Sea will take your breath away.
You can take a day trip on a glass bottom boat and see the amazing under sea life at Bucco Reef or just enjoy a nice cool drink on the beach and do a little swimming and snorkeling.
There are many beautiful beaches in Trinidad itself such as Maracas Bay along the north coast and Manzanilla in the southeast, but Tobago is a much more popular choice among tourists and beach goers. The biggest reason for this in my opinion is because Trinidad has a lot of crime and often the beaches there don’t have a lot of people on them and hanging around on a secluded and seemingly private beach makes you a prime target. After reading my post on safety in Trinidad and Tobago I am sure you will agree.
Tobago is set up a lot better for the tourist industry, has much less crime and aside from Carnival, an annual celebration in Trinidad and most certainly a must see event, there is not a lot about Trinidad that is “touristy”. Even many of the locals travel to Tobago for a beach getaway weekend.
Tobago’s beaches are rich and thick with coconut and palm trees and the entire island is extremely lush and has a very tropical feel about it. I have been all over the Caribbean and always miss the tropical feeling that Tobago has about it when I am elsewhere.
The south eastern coast of Tobago is usually quite rough and is constantly pounded by the Atlantic Ocean whereas the north western Caribbean side of the island is usually quite calm with crystal blue water and is great for swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing and any other beach activity you can think of.
Nude and/or topless sunbathing is illegal at the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago and is strictly enforced.
Some of the more prominent beaches in Tobago include Store Bay, Pigeon Point, Turtle Beach and Englishman’s Bay.
A great Google Maps view of Trinidad and Tobago’s beaches can be found here.