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“Sun and fun, but not the real Tobago”
Review of Pigeon Point Beach

Pigeon Point Beach
Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Tobago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A popular public beach in southern Tobago that is accessible to nearby resorts.
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Sun and fun, but not the real Tobago”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

You have to pay to visit this beach, and once you're there it's highly commercialised with bars, eating joints, reef trips, kite surfing and wind surfing. Swimming is limited to a small section of the water which is roped off so you can't get beyond chest deep, so it's great for kids to play but you don't experience any waves, surf or challenge. Swimming elsewhere is forbidden (presumably due to use by watersports and boats). It's a hang-out for local families and young people. A good spot for people-watching. But not the place to come if you're looking for a taste of wilderness or seclusion. If you like bustling beach life, music on speakers and a cold beer under a coconut tree, it's fine. If you'd rather have somewhere peaceful to yourself then head east along the north coast.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Commercial”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This was once a beautiful beach, but it is now largely covered by a melee of restaurants, bars, loo/shower blocks, shops, wooden picnicing gazebos, etc. With that comes glass and rubbish on the beach (though I'm sure they clean the beach daily). Also gaggles of people, tourists staying in Tobago, local people from Tobago and from Trinidad, and cruise ship visitors. There's supposed to be a no music policy, but car stereos pump out hip hop, and the bar competes with its own musical choice. The photos and postcards are therefore a long way from the truth, representing some sort of paradise. Sure the beach is nice, but if I only visited this beach, Store Bay, and Crown Point, I certainly wouldn't want to return to Tobago.

The sea was murky, though the water was calm. The area you can swim in is sectioned off, and is pretty limited, all to ensure you don't have a run-in with boats going off on trips to continue the destruction of Buccoo Reef - if you intend to go on one of these consider the impact visitors are having on this reef.

This is a beach for those who need all facilities close at hand - showers, loos, restaurants, bars, watersports and entertainment. It's also for those who like to people watch, or catch up with friends or other holiday makers. Frankly you could be anywhere in the world. We stayed for an hour and then headed off.

Visited April 2013
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Lange park, Chaguanas
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48 reviews
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“Great White Sand Beach in Tobago”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great beach, clear waters, white sands, some fish can come and nibble on your fingers.

Shallow right to the buoys

Visited April 2013
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Trinidad
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Paradise on the island”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

For just under five US dollars entry fee, you enter a well landscaped drive up to one of the most beautiful beach experience. There are all different kinds of facilities here for an additional but reasonable fee, from kite surfing, wind surfing, kayaking , snorkeling, swimming and of course relaxing with a cold beer. what more can you ask for . Enjoy

Visited April 2013
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winchester
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180 reviews
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“Perfect Caribbean beach”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

A great beach with facilities. Lots of shade, sun beds, eateries, boat trips set by crystal blue waters that are great for swimming. Not the quietest beach, very popular with tourists and locals. Small charge for entry and sun beds well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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