Salybia Bay


From tiny Toco, an attractively battered fishing village of weathered wooden homes slung along Trinidad's northeastern tip, Galera Rd heads toward this yellow-sand beach. It isn't as appealing as others on the island, though its calm waters (sheltered from the Atlantic waves by an outlying reef wall) do make it very popular with local families. Snack and drink stalls dot the area.

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