The most popular beach destination in Trinidad is Maracas Beach. The road to get to the beach curves through the mountains, with nice views of Port of Spain, the country's capital, lush green landscape, and the blue Caribbean. Be sure to stop at the lookout along the way for some good photographs and a visit to the shacks that have been set up there.
Trinidad's charm is the social gathering. Visits to the beach generally involve several carloads of participants, along with a picnic lunch. At Maracas, bake and shark shops dot the landscape. Be sure to enjoy a cold Carib beer. The prices are inexpensive if you do the conversion from $6TT to $1.
The beach itself is attractive, stretching along a cove, populated with coconut trees, and kissing the warm coastal waters. Be careful while walking on the sand. I recommend sandals. With the beach being a popular destination, debris such as glass can pose a hidden danger beneath the white sands.
There is a magnetic phenomenon that occurs on the road to the beach. You can experience rolling up a hill! With the car in neutral on a hill, one would expect to roll backwards, but because of the proximity to the equator and other magnetic forces at work, the car miraculously starts rolling up the hill.
A visit to Trinidad would not be complete without a visit to Maracas Beach.