Pirate's Bay

Pirate's Bay, Northeast Coast: Address, Phone Number, Pirate's Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Pirate's Bay
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Although one of Tobago's more pristine and less crowded beaches, Pirate's Bay has the rougher waters typical of most northeastern beaches on the island.
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JulesandJames
Taunton, UK23 contributions
Couples
Don’t really want to write this as don’t want the place ruined by too many people!!
Gorgeous beach with very few people on; sometimes there was only us and 1 other couple. People are put off by the drive up (narrow dirt track on edge of cliff) but after the first go, we got used to it. You then have 160 steps down and of course back up! You can alternatively get a boat from Charlottesville to drop you off.
Fantastic for snorkelling, saw so many fish, sometimes a shoal of literally hundreds of smaller fish - like snorkelling in a tropical fish tank. Nearly as many as scuba diving off Speyside :)
Sonson is the guy on the beach renting out beds and selling beer; great guy and very friendly.
And don’t forget the gorgeous, friendly, fussy, clean resident cats, that I wanted to bring home!!!
Written March 7, 2020
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mjohn2018
Port of Spain, Trinidad2 contributions
For someone who's been to Tobago "ah million times" I really don't know how I didn't find this gem sooner!. It can accessed via a short boat trip (cost us roughly $40TTD) and for the nature lovers, you can drive to a point and then take what seems as never ending steps downhill BUT you will be stunned at this awesome view, beautiful atmosphere, shinny pink sand and clear blue waters. Sunset projects a romantic setting. A must on your next Tobago visit, really beautiful!!!
Tips: carry light refreshments, walk back to the car exhausting but definitely worth it.
Written August 16, 2021
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Dianne Y
Guildford, UK12 contributions
Couples
We stayed at Blue Water Inn Speyside. Took a shuttle bus to Charlotteville and then walked approx 15 mins to the bay. Lots of steps but well worth it. Secluded bay with a little restaurant in the beach. We were able to swim. Recommended.
Written February 14, 2020
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
Long treck uphill if you're walking, but a short drive up a not good track by car. The views are worth it, before you even get to the steps and path. Beach had a few people there, but not many! Lots of sailboats in the harbor, and we watched those with dingy's coming into Charlottesville. Wonderful place, and worth the drive. Odd, though, that there is a fire hydrant in the middle of nowhere. There is a small turn around for cars, but be cautious!
Written March 11, 2020
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Joshua W
Greenville, SC74 contributions
Family
Sure, it is absolutely spectacular! I had the most amazing time, and I highly recommend it, BUT.... :-) As soon as the road goes from blacktop to gravel, you have gone too far! Go back and find a place to park! The gravel road wraps around the cliff, and there is an excellent chance that you will have to drive back down backwards if you drive up. Walk up and around. The walk up will be gorgeous, and they have a nice overlook. You will then have to walk down "the steps" to get there. They are through the jungle side, but cool to do. (The only other alternative is to get there by boat.)
That all being said, the beach is unreal. Due to the small difficulty to get there, there is a really good chance that you will be alone, or next to alone while you are out there. So. Absolutely. Gorgeous. And. Unbelievable!!!
P.S. after the beach, treat yourself to a meal at Suck Hole Restaurant and Bar. Wow!
Written August 11, 2017
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Joxarn
Winston Salem, NC30 contributions
Leave your car in Charlotteville, and follow the road along the seafront up the hill, 10 minutes up the hill, road turns right and the just follow the signs and take the concrete stair steps down to the beach. All in all, 15-20 minutes hike, but besides the elevation and easy walk along a well maintained trail.
Beach is lovely, and snorkeling the best on Tobago (left side of the beach). You can follow the reef along the left hand corner, it becomes a nice wall with many different species when you get far enough out and to the left.
The beach even has a small stream with fresh water in the middle to rinse off. When you're done, walk back up and enjoy the sunset on the hill before rolling in to the small village again.
(Charlotteville itself has very limited dining or grocery, but enough to settle the immediate needs.)
Written June 13, 2013
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GCLB
Trinidad101 contributions
Friends
I drove to Pirate's Bay with some friends...Yes i said drove...The road is a narrow dirt road on a mountain side..We stopped half way up parked and walked down a hundred and two steps. Hope i counted correctly... The Bay was private and water was perfect... I loved the swim the walk back up after the swim however not so much. You can take a boat across to the bay if you desire.. the locals are very willing to drop and pick you and your group up. It was worth the walk though.
Written April 13, 2012
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Dellacasafamily
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
Family
This is by far the best beach I have veer visited in the world...and trust me I have been to many from St Barts to Dubai to Hawaii.
Written April 6, 2017
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zaanta
Lubeck, Germany236 contributions
Couples
OK - we thought Englishman's Bay was about as good as it could get on Tobago........ until we went here!

I'd already researched Pirate's Bay so knew about the 135? steps after a hairy drive, therefore elected to drive into Charlotteville and pay a local fisherman a few $/€s to take us round the point.

Ask anyone, but we used Joe - I hear Dash is OK, too.

A 5 minute smooth boat ride will take you round a point and offer up the most incredible deserted bay and beach you've probable ever seen this side of the South Pacific!

The post about "no facilities" is not quite true - there is a cool shack run by 'Son-Son' who is there most days. He - or rather his wife - will cook up amazing fish on the grill, which you can wash down with either 'normal' or 'bush' rum or his home-made punch.

We never felt uneasy here - even when alone......we even met a middle-aged Canadian lady, staying in Charlotteville for 3 months alone, who spent nearly every day, all day, there!

The snorkelling off the left end of the beach (as you face the sea) was some of the best we experienced on the island! I guess because the reef here sees so few visitors.

Quite a drive, I suppose, for those staying in the South, but if you're in Castara or nearer, don't miss it!!
Written April 17, 2016
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SunChaser116
Liverpool, UK39 contributions
Tucked away in a secluded bay only accessible by boat or a 20min hike, this beach makes you work for it, but it is well worth it! Picture perfect views, crystal clear water, tree lined sandy beach, no crowds - perfect!
Written April 16, 2013
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