Pirate's Bay
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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  • Jake J
    Calgary, Canada48 contributions
    The best beach of all
    Take a fishing boat to Pirate's Bay. The road to go in is in really bad shape. You can walk into Pirate's Bay, but park your car in the town and walk from there to the beach. Great for snorkeling and swimming.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 8, 2023
  • CPUP
    Hyattsville, Maryland11 contributions
    Great snorkeling at a quiet location
    Great snorkeling. So good we went back a second time. We drove up the dirt track, which is fine as long as you don't meet an oncoming car. It's best to park at the look-out, 50 feet before the top. There is a tiny turn-around area at the very top, which is impossible to navigate if another car is already parked.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Mc C
    6 contributions
    Amazing
    Beautiful and unspoilt piece of heaven. A must see if you are in Tobago. Lovely sandy beach for swimming. Avoid stepping on the rocky parts as we came across a Stonefish which is extremely poisonous if stepped on.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
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Dianne Y
Guildford, UK17 contributions
Feb 2020 • 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
Jan 2020
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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CPUP
Hyattsville, MD11 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great snorkeling. So good we went back a second time. We drove up the dirt track, which is fine as long as you don't meet an oncoming car. It's best to park at the look-out, 50 feet before the top. There is a tiny turn-around area at the very top, which is impossible to navigate if another car is already parked.
Written May 22, 2023
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Mc C
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful and unspoilt piece of heaven. A must see if you are in Tobago. Lovely sandy beach for swimming. Avoid stepping on the rocky parts as we came across a Stonefish which is extremely poisonous if stepped on.
Written August 16, 2023
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Joshua W
Greenville, SC74 contributions
Aug 2017 • 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, NC31 contributions
Jun 2013
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
May 2011 • 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
Jan 2017 • 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, Germany258 contributions
Mar 2016 • 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
May 2012
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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