The beach below Castara Retreats is 150 yards away - just a 3-4 minute walk down a winding footpath and down some steps onto the sand. The beach at Castara is ideal for swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, and wandering along the sand to buy a drink, buy some freshly caught fish for dinner, or have a chat with the friendly locals. The sea in the bay offers excellent swimming and snorkelling, and is much less susceptible to the currents that can cause problems on the Atlantic coast and there are lifeguards in daily attendance to help ensure no mishaps to spoil your vacation in Tobago
Rent a sun lounger
We have helped our neighbour Dorn and her son, Taharka to set up a sunbed rental business. Chat with them once you get onto the beach and they will be pleased to set you up with a sun lounger for the day.
Lend a hand bringing in the fishing nets
Fishing is practised by the boats in the bay, and by the Seine fishermen who pull in the nets onto the beach. This is an activity for all the community, and whoever on the beach wishes to lend a hand.
Snorkelling at the Little Bay
Take a longer stroll to Little Bay (10 minutes) to snorkel over the world class coral reef that begins just a few feet from the shore; parrot fish, turtles, angel fish and sting rays are a few of the everyday sights on the reef among the fan and brain coral. Then have a drink or eat at the beach restaurant or in the village before strolling back to Castara Retreats for a shower and to take your ease looking at the wonderful views of Castara Beach from your accommodation in Tobago.
All in all, Castara offers a pre-eminent Tobago beach with long stretches of sand, wonderful swimming, shady spots, and bars from which to observe the daily fishing routines.