Stonehaven Bay

Top choice in Tobago

Northeast of Mt Irvine, this fabulous sweep of coarse yellow sand, also known as Grafton Bay, offers some fabulous swimming and bodyboarding in clear emerald waters; the eastern end is calmer. A couple of large-scale hotels overlook the sand, one of which has a beach bar selling lunch and drinks. It's a great spot for sunset watching, too.

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1. Fort Bennett

0.32 MILES

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…

2. Mt Irvine Beach

0.83 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…

3. 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…

4. Mt Irvine Hotel Beach

0.93 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

1.25 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

3.73 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

4.16 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. Canoe Bay

4.27 MILES

Accessed by a signposted turnoff from the main highway a few kilometers east of Crown Point, Canoe Bay is a shallow and very secluded bay that sometimes…