Just before Milford Road widens into the highway, the left-hand turn-off of Shirvan Road is the route to Tobago’s northwest coast, home to Buccoo Bay and its famous reef, the golf course and surfing beach at Mount Irvine and, ultimately, Stonehaven Bay, Turtle Beach and the neat town of Plymouth, from which the Northside Road threads along the Caribbean coastline through Arnos Vale and the pretty hilltop villages of Golden Lane and Les Coteaux. In easy driving distance from the beaches, restaurants and nightlife of Crown Point, but with a much more laidback and sometimes upmarket feel, this is a great area in which to base yourself, with plenty of lovely, less high-octane beaches and a smattering of great places to eat and drink.

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