Road Trip – Icacos, Cedros, Columbus Bay

Columbus Bay

Road Trip to Icacos:

Days like these are the best, long drives with friends getting to know your country, I have been longing to take the journey to Icacos and I finally got the company.

Set out early a morning, to meet up with the crew in south, around Gulf City area, the start to a great day stopping at multiple locations on the way to Icacos.

GranVille

Picking up a friend as we passed through Point Fortin, we ventured to Granville beach to check out the coast line. A nice hidden location, with parking lot and area for sitting and enjoying the ocean air.

Point Coco

Point Coco

Out next stop took us to Point Coco, a very interesting part of the coast line.

It’s amazing to see how the hillside on the coast line has been eroded over the years, causing landsides and washing away part of the road on the hill which leads to the fishing depot, where you can see boats parked on the shore.

Due to the road being eroded these fishermen had to cut a road through the mangrove to access the bay.

When tide is low you can walk along the coast line to the point, amazing to see what the water does to the coast line over the years.

Columbus Bay

Columbus Bay

This is one of the place worth visiting, four kilometers stretch of beach located between Los Gallos and Corral Point on the Cedros peninsula in south-west Trinidad.

Once the center of production of coconuts and other produce with large coconut estates still to be seen.

Home to such attractions like wetlands, rock formations, caves and calm bay to ensure and enjoyable swim for visitors.

It is believed that this is where Christopher Columbus first landed on the already inhabited Trinidad and Tobago on July 31st, 1498 on his third voyage.

It is said that on the first night his ship was anchored on the beach, a giant wave crashed against the ship causing it to lose its anchor.

Today, the anchor can be seen at the National Museum.

On a good and clear day, it is possible to see the Venezuelan coast from Corral Point.

An eroded headland stands at Los Gallos Point which adds to the unique beauty of the bay.

Icacos

Icacos

Another location hidden from the rest of the country, as the route to it takes you driving through some swamp lands, word is when tide is high parts of the road is covered.

Here you would see old estate houses, this point is so close to Venezuela that you can see the land masses.

This peninsula has a lot of hidden spots to enjoy, beaches right around.

A lot of these beaches show signs of fading coast line due to erosion of the land, as the sea seems to take from some places and deposit it in on other locations.

 

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  2. Hi! I’m trying to find a beach that is somewhere close to Cedros. I went when I was pretty young and nobody in my family seems to remember. You have to take a van to an area close to the forest, go through the forest until you get to the beach. The beach has a wide shoreline and there are pools when the tide is out. The sea seems a bit rough. Once the tide rises, it goes all the way to the edge of the forest. I’m not sure if you’ve ever come across it. If you have, or even have a hunch, I’d love to hear more. Thanks!

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