Beaches & Bays: Region 1 - Crown Point

Our Tobago beach guide shows every major bay or beach, listed in clockwise direction around the island. Hold your mouse over the bay to identify it and click for detailed information.

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Most beaches in this section are within walking distance of accommodation in Crown Point and Bon Accord. It is a 20 minute walk from Sandy Point to the end of Pigeon Point, via Store Bay.

Hold your mouse over any Reader Satisfaction Rating (RSR) for further information. Click on the RSR rating to cast your own 'satisfaction' vote for those beaches you have visited.

RSR Kilgwyn Bay & La Guira

A long stretch of sandy beach with very shallow, warm waters leading out to Flying Reef, a popular Tobago dive site. The beach can be accessed by walking or driving past the Sandy Point Beach Club. Follow the road, parallel to the runway, until it becomes a dirt road. The beach is then a short walk. There are grape trees for shade. The beach shelves very gradually and is normally very calm, so great for kids.

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La Guira

RSR Sandy Point

Originally an Amerindian settlement, Sandy Point is perched on the most western point of Tobago, at the end of the runway into Crown Point airport, this relatively quiet white sand beach is bordered by palms and sea grapes. Refreshments and facilities are available at various beachfront hotels. The beach is very narrow and a bit rocky. Swimming is limited and the area subject to strong currents.

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Sandy Point

RSR Store Bay

Possibly Tobago's most popular public beach. Being on the doorstep of a large number of hotels, guesthouses and holiday apartments the beach is always busy. This small 650ft (200m) beach, on the doorstep of the Store Bay Holiday Resort, is also the site of the Great Race powerboat competition - one of Tobago's most exciting events - and venue for Great Fete. It is one of the few beaches with a lifeguard. There are changing rooms and toilets and a variety of small shops, restaurants and vendors, including several very well-known crab 'n' dumpling vendors. Trips are available from the bay to Buccoo Reef. The waters are reasonably sheltered and good for swimming. The biggest problem with Store Bay can be the sheer number of beach vendors vying for your business. A firm but friendly "no thanks" will get rid of most, but there are always the few who spoil it for everyone.

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Store Bay
Store Bay

RSR Coconut Bay

A private man-made beach belonging to the Coco Reef Resort and consisting of thousands of tons of Guyanese white river sand. It represents a picture-postcard picture of a tropical beach, but some visitors condemn it because it is not natural. The small bay is protected by a rock breakwater intended to prevent high seas destroying the beach, as in did in late 1999. The seawall may be ugly, but it is also rapidly creating a mini-reef and presenting guests with a wonderful and safe snorkelling experience. The only access to the beach is via the hotel. Chargeable admission to the beach, facilities and restaurants is available from the front desk.

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Coconut Bay

RSR Cable Bay

So-called because the main electricity and telephone cables from Trinidad land at this beach. It is located right at the bottom of Pigeon Point Road and borders Coconut Bay. This small yellow sand beach is reasonably sheltered, but becomes rocky further out. It is popular with local children.

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La Guira

RSR Pigeon Point

The peninsula of Pigeon Point is Tobago’s most beautiful beach and home to the famous thatch-roofed jetty which has become an internationally recognised signature theme for Tobago.

The peninsula became the property of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in late 2005 and was renamed Pigeon Point Heritage Club. An entry fee of TT$18 (US$3/£2) per person (children aged 6-12 half-price and children under 6 free) applies.

Having paid your entrance fee, you will be granted access to a stunningly beautiful coral sand beach with calm, gentle protected waters and a limited number of low-grade 'snack' facilities..

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Pigeon Point
Pigeon Point

RSR Bon Accord Lagoon
& No Man's Land

The Bon Accord Lagoon is fringed by mangrove wetlands and an important habitat for many species of bird. The only access is by boat. A small spit of white coral-sand beach known as 'No Man's Land' has become a popular venue for boozy beach barbecues.

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Bon Accord Lagoon

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