Trinidad Beaches
Beautiful Beach Getaways

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

Maracas Beach on the northern coast of Trinidad


North Coast

  • Maracas Beach

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 visitors.

There are many huts on the beach selling the famous Trinidad dish of Shark and Bake.

  • Tyrico Beach

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.

  • Las Cuevas Bay

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

Gorgeous Grande Riviere Beach in Trinidad


  • Grande Rivière

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.

  • Blanchisseuse Beach

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.


Trinidad Beaches

Matura Beach in Trinidad nesting site for the Leatherback Sea Turtles

Matura Beach in Trinidad nesting site for the Leatherback Sea Turtles


Northeast Coast

  • Matura Beach

This beach is famous because it is an important nesting beach for leatherback sea turtles with more than 5,000 nests per year.

  • Balandra Bay

This is a laid back beach for a quiet swim and maybe for body-boarding.

  • Saline Bay

Some visitors think it is a little too rocky, but it is still a great stop for a quick swim and some sun tanning.

  • Salybia Bay

This is a long beach with occasional strong winds ideal for surfers.

Mayaro Beach is the island's longest

Mayaro Beach is the island's longest


East Coast

  • Mayaro Bay

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

  • Manzanilla Bay

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

Quinam Beach in the southern coast of Trinidad

South West Area

  • Quinam Beach

This beach faces the south coast and features about 1.6 km of sandy beaches.

  • Vessigny Beach

Known for its calm waters of Trinidad West coast it is located a short drive from La Brea.

  • Cedros Beach

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.

  • Granville Beach

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

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





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