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It's a bit of a rickety drive to Pirate's Bay, and then a long-ish walk down to the beach, but... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Amy B
via mobile
like a postcard except we were in it

took a boat tour of north side of island and this was one of the stops. it was like looking at a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Houston, Texas
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Although one of Tobago's more pristine and less crowded beaches, Pirate's Bay has the rougher waters typical of most northeastern beaches on the island.
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  • Average4%
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a rickety drive to Pirate's Bay, and then a long-ish walk down to the beach, but absolutely worth it. The water is calm and cool, with even sand and water that is the most arresting shade of blue/green. Very secluded (there...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 17 August 2016

took a boat tour of north side of island and this was one of the stops. it was like looking at a postcard...except we were there and it was real. the boat captain took us close into the beach and we waded in the last...More

1  Thank coetken
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Either trek down or anchor in the wide bay. Here a pirate ship was fired upon by a British warship.. the bodies floating to adjacent Bloody Bay..which was named after the event. Peaceful, but no great snokelling.

Thank Goldcat1
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the serenity of this beautiful beach at Pirate's Bay. It was a trek down many steps to the beach and well worth it! A must see in Tobago...

Thank jenn5460
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We dropped our anchor close to pirates bay so with the dingi it was no distant to visit. It is an exzellent area for relaxing but also a start point for snorkelling. There are reefs on each site on the beach this has to be...More

Thank Reiner G
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Quiet, unspoilt. Nice sand. Friendly locals. Good parking. A little cafe. All bays have changing facilities.

Thank lyn100296
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

It's a cove so the walk is quite a bit 100 plus stairs to climb but def worth it private beach, there is a little hut there guy name (sunsun) great fish, lobster, rice , vegetable well seasoned, there was also some campers there including...More

Thank Arieal W
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The Pirate's Bay here is a small off-shoot from the main bay at Charlottesville. You certainly have to want to get there from the village. It's either a long climb on a narrow road, or a challenging, scary drive uo the narrow trail. We took...More

Thank Miami42
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Went snorkeling at this beautiful beach. There's so much to see here ... lots of coral and sea life, especially near the rocks ...

Thank alb811
Reviewed 17 April 2016

OK - we thought Englishman's Bay was about as good as it could get on Tobago........ until we went here! I'd already researched Pirate's Bay so knew about the 135? steps after a hairy drive, therefore elected to drive into Charlotteville and pay a local...More

2  Thank zaanta
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