Category: Beaches | Tobago

Pigeon Point. Photo by Caristock

Wet and wild in Tobago’s waters

Your guide to enjoying the best of Tobago’s beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and watersports

Leatherback Turtle returning to sea. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Turtle-watching in Tobago: ancient mariners

Your guide to Tobago turtle-watching Tobago gets a lot fewer turtles than Trinidad, but you will still see enough to make this an awesome experience. Plus, it’s easier to get to them in Tobago. Hundreds of the giant leatherbacks and hawksbills nest on four main beaches — Turtle Beach, Mt Irvine, and Stonehaven. Hawksbills also nest

Lover's Bay is a hidden gem accessible only by boat. Photo by Nyla Singh

Our 5 (well, more than 5) favourite Tobago beaches

OK, no matter what else you may have come to Tobago to explore, enjoying its truly stunning beaches is bound to feature high up on your list of things to do! So here are our top five for 2017 — plus many of our other favourites. One quick tip: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches tend to be. And, of course, if you want the low-down on all Tobago’s beaches, make sure to check out the rest of our Beaches section!

Charlotteville. Photo by Chris Anderson

Our top 25 Tobago beaches

You’re stumped for choice when it comes to beaches in Tobago. A good rule of thumb: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches become. Here are our top 25, grouped by region — Crown Point and the southwest, the Leeward (Caribbean) coast, and the Windward (Atlantic) coast. Crown Point Canoe Bay (entrance fee):

Store Bay Tobago. Courtesy Division of Tourism and Transportation.

Our picks for Tobago’s 3 best beaches

There is more to Tobago than beaches, but it can be difficult to summon the will to make that discovery, such is the attraction of the island’s sea and sand. The cluster of hotels and resorts around Tobago’s southern tip reflect the lure of calm, clear water and the lasting pleasure of lying on a soft pillow of sand. The coastline gets a little more rugged as you head north, but no less beautiful. Whether your preference is for sunning, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, sailing, even dragon boat racing: there’s a beach here for you. Here are some favourites

Bon Accord Lagoon. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Our top four Tobago beach experiences

It’s virtually impossible to rank Tobago’s beach experiences. But if we had to pick just four to put at the top of your list, these would be the ones!

Castara Bay, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

Tobago beach breaks, coast to coast

In Tobago, you’re never far from the beach. In most cases, it’s just a short drive; if you’re lucky, it’s walking distance. Choose your beach destination according to your vacation mode. Fans of the active, social lifestyle will gravitate towards beaches with watersports facilities, souvenir shops and fast food outlets. In other cases, your only company might be a solitary pelican. There are beaches where local fishermen invite you to try your hand at “pulling seine”. The busiest beaches are concentrated in the Crown Point area. A good rule of thumb is that the further north you venture, the quieter the beaches become. We’ll guide you where to look…

Pigeon Point. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation.

Tobago’s top 10 beaches

It’s not just a cliché: Tobago really is a beach-lover’s paradise. If you find a single beach in Tobago that doesn’t tempt you to take a quick dip or a soak in the sun, please tell us about it. Even so, a few beaches really stand out. Here are our picks for the top 10

Bloody Bay, Tobago. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Rueben Clement on his favourite beaches in Tobago

Rueben Clement of Tour Tobago gives us his picks for the very best beaches in Tobago