Pirate’s Bay – Charlotteville

Pirate's Bay

Nestled on the northeastern side of Tobago you will find one of the most beautiful beaches by the name of Pirate’s Bay.

This bay is just oof the Fishing village of Charlotteville, which is a quiet town because of the lengthy drive on the winding road to get there.

It is approximately an hour drive from Scarborough but it is definitely worth the drive.

Although quiet it has a lot to see, there is a beautiful beach and Fort Campbelton, and Pirates bay close by.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

Pirates Bay said to have acquired the name because of the buccaneers that used the bay centuries ago.

Some say there is even buried treasure there still, from the earlier centuries.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

The Journey

The secluded beach of pirates bay is probably about two miles off the village.

The main street of the village takes you strain onto the dirt road along the water’s edge (A cliff Road).

Look out for the sign pointing you onto that dirt road.

This road can be driven on but it is not for the faith of heart, as you are practically on the edge of the cliff.

I recommend finding a park in the village and making the short walk up the road.

If driving in less than then minutes you will reach the turning point and lookout, where you will park.

This lookout has a nice view of the bays in the area, with a concrete bench situated on the hillside for you to take in the view.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

Walking from the lookout will take you about ten minutes, following the path on the left down the one hundred and fifty-five steps onto the beach.

Be careful on the steps as it can be very slippery.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

Pirate’s Bay

On reaching the beach you will come upon a shack made out of bamboo, designed to look like a pirate ship.

There is also a tyre swing and stacks of beach chairs.

The story has it that they use to be vendors on the beach selling refreshments and chair rentals.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

The beach is absolutely gorgeous, the water is clear and blue or turquoise in color.

It’s a small bay but it is enough to keep you interested, as it is not an overly populated beach.

There is a shaded area if you don’t like too much sun, but it is perfect for the persons looking to get that tan.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

Seems to be a heavenly place for snorkeling with plenty of fishes to be seen below the surface.

The name alone is enough to peaks on interest to visit this amazing Caribbean beach.

Pirate's Bay
Pirate’s Bay

Please remember when visiting these places, to keep it clean so others can enjoy it as well.

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