Scotland Bay is on the north western tip of Trinidad in the Chaguaramas peninsula. It faces the First Boca. In the 1870’s Scotland Bay was a little village composed mainly of fishermen and farmers.
The village expanded in the 1920’s and 1930’s with the construction of holiday homes. In 1941, the Chaguaramas peninsula was leased to the U.S. government for the construction of an army base and all residents were required to leave. Although at present the peninsula has reverted to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, there are no homes at Scotland Bay or roads to the bay. The hike begins on a road that gradually diminishes into a trail that very few have ever set foot upon. Peeking through the trail is the crackling light of the bay below. The U shaped bay is very sheltered and so is an excellent location for swimming and snorkelling and a fun filled day.
RATING: Moderate (3)