Tobago beaches on the Caribbean coast tend to have a golden sand and clear blue water, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Beaches on Tobago’s Atlantic coast usually have darker sand, exposed to ocean swells and generally have rougher water. They are best suited for walks and beach combing.
Beaches equipped with modern facilities and life guards include Store Bay, Mt. Irvine, Castara, Speyside, Charlotteville, King’s Bay and Little Rockly Bay.
The more secluded the beach, the more limited the facilities (if any). Nudity and topless sunbathing on beaches are not allowed.
When swimming, be aware of breaking waves and possible currents, including rip currents. Rip currents can appear suddenly and are surprisingly powerful.
Do not leave valuables in your car. They belong in the safe at your hotel or guest house.
Officially mapped as La Guira, British mariners called this beach Canoe Bay apparently because of the numerous Amerindian canoes there. Canoe Bay is shallow, calm and well sheltered. The area’s numerous artifacts indicate there was once a large Amerindian settlement there.
Englishman’s Bay beach, one of Tobago’s prettiest, is surrounded by only green forest and brilliant blue sea. There is no village here. Englishman’s Bay is excellent for snorkeling.
A sheltered cove on the Atlantic Ocean, which is quite good for swimming. Beach facility with change rooms and cabanas are available here.
Man 'o' War Bay
Man ‘o’ War Bay was called different names by European settlers. To the Dutch it was “Groete Kuylsack Bay” and “Jan De Moor’s Bay”. The French named it “Jean Le Mort”, while the Courlanders called it “Kurische Bay”.
In the 1760s, the British named it “John Moore’s Bay” after Commodore John Moore of the Royal Navy and later, Man 'o' War Bay because of its sheltered anchorage for Men of War and sailing ships. Man 'o' War Bay, good for swimming, has its own beach facility with changing rooms.
Mt. Irvine Beach
This bay is divided in the center by a headland with Old Grange Beach to the left and Little Irvine (also known as Mt. Irvine Beach) to the right. The sea is usually calm and good for swimming and snorkeling. The occasional high waves are good for surfing. Beach facilities with change rooms and cabanas are available at Mt. Irvine Beach.
Pigeon Point is Tobago’s most famous beach with a long strip of white sand and typically calm waters. An entrance fee of TT$18 allows access to changing rooms, thatch-shaded seating areas, a restaurant and bar. The fee is worth paying because the beach has many secluded unless a large tour or cruise ship is present.
Secluded Pirates Bay is located in the sheltered cove adjacent to Man 'o' War Bay, which has discouraged many faint-hearted swimmers but lured true nature lovers.
Store Bay is Tobago’s most popular beach. Tour boats leave from here to visit famous Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool. Local dishes are served in kiosks behind the beach. Facilities include changing rooms A sizable craft market is also located here.
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