Honestly, I believe that a day at the beach is just good for the mind, body and soul. There is something healing about being at the beach, whether you bathe in the water or you just sit and relax on the sand or just lie back and listen to the sound of the waves and feel the breeze on your face 🏖
I am a Trinbagonian and I am fortunate to have grown up on the beautiful twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Heading to the beach is a way of life for us, whether it be a quiet beach that you have to hike to or one of our popular beaches on the North Coast like Maracas Bay or Las Cuevas, or one of the mile long beaches on our east coast such as Mayaro or any beach in Tobago. Trinbagonians love to go to the beach! 🏖 🏝🇹🇹
Today I decided to do a post about some of my favorite beaches in Trinidad and Tobago. 🏄🏽♀️ Have you visited any of these before? Maybe you should add it to your list of places to visit 🙂 I have done detailed blog posts on most of these locations in the past so feel free to check those posts 🏊🏽♀️ Now lets jump straight into the list:
This beautiful beach is located in the quiet fishing village of Toco on the North East Coast of Trinidad (about 2 hours drive from Port of Spain). It is located very close to the Toco light house and is an easy hike on a mostly flat clear trail 🌴 It will take you 35 mins or less to reach to the beach at a casual walking pace. Also, there is a bonus beach on the other side of the tombolo. I love this beach because I think the long drive makes it a fun road trip to do with family and friends and the beach is usually calm and a pleasure to bathe in 🚗 🚕 🚙 🚌
2) Cyril Bay – short challenging hike, calm beach.
The lovely Cyril Bay is located off the North Coast of Trinidad way before Maracas beach. It is a moderately challenging hike and usually takes about 40 mins to reach down to the beach from the start of the trail and about 1 hr back on your return journey. I love this hike because it is such a great workout and the beach is an absolutely perfect spot to relax, you will enjoy the water 🏔 🧗🏽♀️ 💦
3. Paria Bay – a must visit spot.
Paria Bay and Waterfall is one of the most well known locations in Trinidad and Tobago. It is spoken of with reverence by first time hikers and I am often asked “When do you think I will be able to hike to Paria? How long does it take to reach to Paria Bay?” ☀️ 🌊
In terms of hiking time, Paria Bay takes 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs (it really depends upon your fitness level) 🏋🏼♀️ 🏋🏽♀️ It is not only a beautiful location, with the Paria Arch being the focal point of the beach, but also the beautiful trail and waterfall are an added bonus. If you don’t want to hike to this beach, you do have the option of taking a pirogue from the Blanchisseuse Fishing Depot (trust me the water isn’t as calm as it looks and the journey by boat is not for the faint of heart!) 🛶 ⛵️ 🚤 PS. This is also a popular spot for camp outs especially during the Easter weekend. ⛺️
4. Macqueripe Bay – perfect spot for a stunning sunset.
This small beautiful beach is located on the North-western Coast of Trinidad. The beach is a short walk down from the parking lot and on weekends it is an extremely popular liming spot for locals. Why does this beach make my list? Because of the sunsets. It really is one of my favorite spots to see the sun go down……..it is just a mesmerizing view 🌅 🌞
This is the beach where my mom and her siblings spent many many holidays frolicking in the sand and swimming. I love this beach I find it is a quiet very chill spot to relax and read a book. The beach goes on for miles so you can always find a quiet spot to settle down. I actually have never walked from end to end as yet but one day I will. I heard it is about nine miles long…… 💧 💦
The Pics above are courtesy my Aunty Helen (Left) and Aunty Teresa (Right).
This is another one of my favorite hikes. It is one of the more difficult hikes that we do with my crew, the Hikers United Hiking Club. It can take you about 45 mins to head down to the beach and about 1.5 hrs to return to the top. However, it is a much steeper incline than Cyril Bay. I love it thou! 🌄
Thank you for checking out this post. What are some of your favorite beaches that I did not have on this list? Have you visited any of these spots before?
Hikers United Club – Trinidad and Tobago