Some say that Trinidad Beaches do not compare with Tobago Beaches, the small sister island to the north.
I may agree, but still Trinidad, the big island of Trinidad and Tobago, features a few extraordinary beaches for couples, families and even business people that have some time left when visiting Trinidad.
The island is almost square with the Atlantic Side being very rough for relaxing and swimming, but ideal for surfers.
I am going to mention just the best, divided by areas.
Maracas Beach on the northern coast of Trinidad
It is located about an hour through the mountains from Port
of Spain, the Capital of Trinidad. The beach is protected from heavy waves by a
deep bay. Being close to the capital it is very popular among locals and
There are many huts on the beach selling the famous Trinidad dish of Shark and Bake.
This beach is located next to Maracas and on the bay bearing its name. The sands are darker due to volcanic origin. This beach attracts surfers due to the high waves.
If you keep going east you’ll find Las Cuevas Beach meaning
“the caves” due to the many caves you will find on this beach. It provides a
calmer swimming and relaxing on a great beach.
This is because the beach is located on a deep horseshoe bay protecting it from the winds. It is considered one of the most popular of Trinidad Beaches.
Gorgeous Grande Riviere Beach in Trinidad
It is the most beautiful beach in Trinidad because is a mixture of sea and river. Once you visit this beach you may do some hiking in the nearby rainforests. Like Matura beach it is also a nesting place for the leatherback turtle.
This is where you’ll find many accommodations for any budget.
This beach is somewhat difficult to find. It is an hour and a half hours drive from Port of Spain and about an hour from Maracas. But it is worth the effort. It is popular for Boogie boarding and other water sports.
Matura Beach in Trinidad nesting site for the Leatherback Sea Turtles
This beach is famous because it is an important nesting beach for leatherback sea turtles with more than 5,000 nests per year.
This is a laid back beach for a quiet swim and maybe for body-boarding.
Some visitors think it is a little too rocky, but it is still a great stop for a quick swim and some sun tanning.
This is a long beach with occasional strong winds ideal for
Mayaro Beach is the island's longest
This is considered the island’s longest beach and is located on the eastern shoreline. The road reaching this beach is called the Mayaro Guayaguayare Road
It is a wide bay with about 4 km of grey sands. Here you will always find a spot for spreading your towel and enjoy the warm sun of Trinidad.
Quinam Beach in the southern coast of Trinidad
South West Area
This beach faces the south coast and features about 1.6 km of sandy beaches.
Known for its calm waters of Trinidad West coast it is located a short drive from La Brea.
It is located on the south west peninsula at the very end of it. Cedros is a wide beach and features breathtaking views and on a clear day you may see the coast of neighboring Venezuela.
Also located on the south west peninsula it offers close to one km of sands with magnificent views.
For more information visit the
Trinidad Tobago Tourism Website
Trinidad and Tobago Map in front of Venezuela
Enjoy Trinidad Beaches, they are worth a visit.
Image Credits for Trinidad Beaches
maracas by WT-en
grande riviere n/a
mayaro by kalamazadkhan
quinam by kalamazadkhan