Probably the most popular beach in Trinidad is Maracas Bay on the north coast, a winding 30-minute drive along the mountainside from the capital city, Port of Spain. Visitors enjoy the panoramic vistas of the palm-fringed beach with its energetic waves.
When you visit Maracas you have to visit the vendor booths for bake and fish sandwiches – fried bread filled with seasoned fried-fish fillets, vegetables, fruit and an assortment of condiments ranging from sweet to very spicy. The best Bake and Shark hut has got to be Richard’s Bake and Shark who are actually number one of all restaurants in Trinidad on TripAdvisor. See the Review Here
Las Cuevas Bay got its name because of the many caves you can find along the two kilometre stretch of beach. Trinidad’s first Blue Flag beach, Las Cuevas beckons with its clear waters and gently lapping waves.
Further east, the waves wait for surfers at Blanchisseuse and Grande Rivière. The rivers, which flow into each beach are suitable for swimming and wading. From March until August the beaches belong to the leatherback turtles who lay their eggs here. You can watch this natural spectacle on a guided tour.
Macqueripe, on the north-western peninsula of Chaguaramas, has a beautifully landscaped beach. From here, adventure lovers can also access a 7-course zip line adventure through the rainforest with splendid views of the Caribbean Sea.
Mayaro Beach, on the south-east coast, is the longest beach in Trinidad and a popular tourist destination for visitors who enjoy long walks on the beach and picnics on the sand. The strong Atlantic undercurrents and high waves make swimming here suitable only for very experienced ocean swimmers.
It is at Columbus Bay on Trinidad’s southwestern coast that Christopher Columbus first made landfall in Trinidad in 1498. From the seemingly endless golden-sand shore at low tide on a clear day, you can see the outline of Venezuela, located just 7 miles away.