Sangre Grande, Trinidad & Tobago
About Manzanilla Boardwalk
On the Eastern coast of Trinidad, Manzanilla, or “little apples” as translated from Spanish, allegedly got its name from the Spanish who alighted on the shores and encountered what they thought were apple trees with small fruit.
As one of the most sparsely populated areas on the island, Manzanilla has become a choice tourism destination for visitors seeking a quieter and less commercial beach experience. After enjoying a scenic drive along coconut tree lined roads, the beach sits directly on the Manzanilla Bay adjoined to the larger north Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the best secluded beaches for long strolls, picnics and camping trips.
In 2014, a large section of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Main Road collapsed due to heavy, prolonged rainfall and floodwaters. It was rebuilt in 2015 along with the Manzanilla Boardwalk which spans across 800 feet of beachfront to create a space for beachgoers to enjoy. In addition to a quiet seaside experience, the boardwalk also boasts of changing and bathroom facilities, picnic tables, and wheelchair access.