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Discover Beautiful Beaches in Tobago

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Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Michelle Moyer

sandy tobago beach with water coming on shore and palm trees in the distance

Warm and Sandy Beaches in Tobago West Indies

Trinidad and Tobago beaches are known for their Caribbean charm and warm waters. The smaller island of Tobago seems to be surrounded on all sides with sandy beaches of paradise! Some of the Tobago beaches are secluded and some are hopping with amenities and water sports. Whatever your interests are there is sure to be a perfect fit for your vacation to the beaches of Tobago West Indies!

Follow along as we take a tour of these tropical Caribbean island beaches.

Map of Tobago Beaches

Here is a handy Tobago beaches map so that you can see which side of the island these beautiful beaches are located on.

….and now let’s see all the pictures of beaches in Tobago and all around the Caribbean Island….

Beginning with one of the most popular beaches on Tobago….

Pigeon Point

sandy beach with boardwalk in the distance in tobago
Pigeon Point – neiljs is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Pigeon Point is the most popular beach in Tobago and the most picturesque.  If you are looking for the perfect Instagram photo, head to this beach first and snap one along the beautiful jetty that reaches into the clear water!  It has white coral sand leading into the calm turquoise water, all surrounded by coconut trees swaying in the gentle breeze.

It is protected by the Bucco Reef which makes the water shallow and great for swimming and snorkeling.  Many other water sports are offered here to make the active beach goer quite busy and happy.  It is also quite populated with restaurants, bars, shops, and craft stalls, as well as restroom amenities to make for a hassle-free beach trip.

Depending on which port your cruise ship docks, Pigeon Point is one of the Tobago beaches that is near the western cruise dock.

LOCATION:  Southwest Coast; one of the Tobago beaches near cruise port
PRICE:  $20 TT (~$3 USD)
TOURS:  Glass Bottom Boat, water sports
FACILITIES: Picnic shelters, restaurants, bars, beach chairs and umbrellas, restrooms, lockers, souvenir shops

Map of Tobago Beaches

Nylon Pool

boat in the aqua caribbean water with trees in the background in Tobago
Nylon Poolimage courtesy of Visit Tobago

The Nylon Pool is the Tobago Fountain of Youth!  Not REALLY a beach, but absolutely must be mentioned due to its ultimate BEAUTY! It is a DON’T Miss Site in Tobago!!

It is located near famous beaches in Tobago of Pigeon Point and Bucco Bay and is only accessible by boat in the middle of the Bucco Reef.  It is a shallow natural ocean swimming pool that was created by the off-shore sandbar making it only about 3 feet deep.

Swim here in the crystal clear water and enjoy the peaceful Caribbean serenity.  Welcome to Tobago!

LOCATION:  Southwest Coast – adjacent to Pigeon Point with activities listed below
PRICE:  $20 TT (~ $3 UDS)
TOURS:  Glass Bottom Boat, water sports
FACILITIES: Restrooms, restaurants, and a bar, lots of shops and craft booths, beach chairs, and umbrellas

Tobago Beaches Map

Englishman’s Bay

secluded beach in Tobago with sand and water
Englishmans Bay Colin Watts on Unsplash

Englishman’s Bay is a quiet beach is surrounded by a dense forest and seems completely secluded.  This is the perfect spot to relax in a natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  This is the best beach in Tobago for solitude.

There is a restroom at this tropical beach, but don’t expect too many luxuries.  It is close to the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, so combining a visit to Englishman’s Bay with a nature hike to spot wildlife is a great way to plan your day.

LOCATION:  Leeward Coast, Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve
PRICE:  Entrance is FREE
TOURS:  None
FACILITIES: Restrooms, food, beach chairs, one small restaurant, two small shops

Tobago Beaches Map

Mount Irvine Beach

hut on the sandy beach overlooking clear water in tobago
Mount Irvine Beach –  Alina Doodnath on Unsplash

Mount Irvine Beach Facility is one of the best swimming beaches in Tobago. Surfing is also popular here since the waves are perfect.  Kayak rental is another popular activity that you can do while enjoying this popular beach site in Tobago.

LOCATION:  Western Tobago near the capital of Scarborough
PRICE:  FREE
TOURS:  kayak rental, boat tours
FACILITIES: Restrooms, food, beach chairs, picnic tables

Map of Tobago Beaches

Castara Bay

man standing at the end of a sandy beach in front of the water at Castara Bay Tobago Beach
Castara Bay Beachby calypso24

Castera Bay has a set of two basic beaches in a tiny fishing village.  The choice is Little Bay (aka Heavenly Bay) or Big Bay, but they are both good choices.  The empty white sand beach is worth the drive if seclusion is what you desire.  The water is calm for swimming and snorkeling.  However, there aren’t too many amenities located at either location.

LOCATION:  Leeward Coast
RICE:  Entrance is FREE
TOURS:  None
FACILITIES: not much

Map of Tobago Beaches

Store Bay

many beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach and boats in the water at the best beach in Tobago Store Bay
Store Bay – SBPR is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

This beach is located in a convenient location near the Tobago airport.  It is a small beach, but probably the most popular and busiest due to its location.  It has calm, clear water and is patrolled by lifeguards. There are numerous glass-bottom boat tours leaving from this location, as well as dive shops to set you up to see some underwater beauty.  There are a lot of shopping booths with crafts, like handmade jewelry, and food, including local sweets like tamarind balls and sugar cake.

LOCATION:  Crown Point, Tobago beach near AIRPORT
PRICE:  Entrance is FREE
TOURS:  Glass Bottom Boats and Diving
FACILITIES: Restrooms, changing rooms, food, beach chairs / umbrellas, lifeguards

Map of Tobago Beaches

Pirate’s Bay Beach

beach in tobago surrounded by clear caribbean waters
Pirates Bay Beach Andrew Lament is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Since Tobago was a favorite stop for 17th-century pirates, of course, there should be a Pirates Bay Beach on the island of Tobago!  This secluded beach can only be reached by boat (or on foot, it is a 15-minute walk from Charlotteville and then down a million steps).  A local fisherman will be thrilled to take you on the 5-minute ride to Pirates Beach.

Once you have found this little piece of heaven with its soft sand and crystal clear water, you are likely to be the only visitor!  This seems like it could be one of the private beaches in Tobago!! In fact, this paradise was used in filming the movie Robinson Crusoe in 1952.

LOCATION:  Northern Coast – furthest from the airport
PRICE:  FREE, except boat transport fee (~40 TTD, $6 USD)
TOURS:  none
FACILITIES: none

Map of Tobago Beaches

Seashells on the beaches of Tobago

If you find any seashells on the Trinidad and Tobago beaches, there are lots of ways to create lasting memories by making seashell souvenirs.

Conclusion of the Beaches in Tobago

seashells on the beach

Are you heading to this beautiful island for a Tobago beach vacation? Make sure to bookmark each of these amazing beaches in Tobago so that you can relax on the sandy shores of paradise with a coconut drink on one side and your significant other and favorite person on your other side! No matter where you stay in Tobago, there will be a beach nearby!


Did I miss any of the extraordinary or hidden beaches in Tobago?

There are so many, I couldn’t include them all! Are any of these Tobago beach photos enticing you to make the trip? Have you already been to Tobago and have a favorite beach?

Let me know in the comments below!

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kmf

I would love to explore the beautiful beaches of Tobago! So beautiful! A Caribbean paradise!

Linda Jane

Tobago has some absolutely stunning beaches! I’d love to spend some time there especially Castara Bay & Pirates Bay. Thanks so much for sharing!

anatureescape

Wow! Those blue-green waters are absolutely beautiful! 😍 Looks like a great destination for a relaxing trip!

Krista

This is a great collection of beaches to go to! It would be difficult for me to choose just one.

Sarah Borg Barthet

Tobago is my absolute favourite holiday destination ever!

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