Fort Bennett


Built by the British in 1778 to defend against US enemy ships, little remains of Fort Bennett other than a couple of cannons, but this landscaped promontory offers lovely coastal views over Stonehaven Bay, with benches and gazebos in the choice viewing spots. It’s on a rocky hill at the north side of Stonehaven Bay, about 500m west of a marked turnoff on the main road.

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1. Stonehaven Bay

0.32 MILES

Northeast of Mt Irvine, this fabulous sweep of coarse yellow sand, also known as Grafton Bay, offers some fabulous swimming and bodyboarding in clear…

2. Turtle Beach


A long stretch of yellow-brown sand, with wave-whipped waters shelving sharply off from the beach, this is also one of Tobago’s main nesting sites for…

3. Mt Irvine Beach

1.13 MILES

This pretty public beach, 200m north of Mt Irvine Bay Hotel, has sheltered picnic tables and changing rooms, plus a beachside restaurant and bar, a roti…

4. Mt Irvine Hotel Beach

1.24 MILES

Just south of the main Mt Irvine Beach, a turnoff from the main road leads to an adjoining swath of sand, where the swimming in calm emerald waters is…

5. Kimme Sculpture Museum

1.57 MILES

At the Mt Irvine golf course, turn off the main road onto Orange Hill Rd and you’ll see signs leading you to the blinged-out former home of Luise Kimme, a…

6. Botanical Gardens

3.75 MILES

A pretty place to duck out of the heat, with a variety of flowering trees and shrubs, including flamboyants, African tulips and orchids (in an orchid…

7. Pigeon Point

4.41 MILES

You have to pay to get into Pigeon Point, the fine dining of Tobago’s beaches, with landscaped grounds, bars, restaurants, toilets and showers spread…

8. Icons of Tobago Museum

4.43 MILES

Opened in early 2019 to celebrate Tobago's musical legends, this is very much a work in progress, with one room displaying shelf after shelf of awards…