Just beyond Mount St George, you’ll pass Studley Park Quarry on your left, a busy commercial enterprise that’s steadily eating into the surrounding hillsides. Beyond the unassuming village of Studley Park, home to Tobago’s municipal dump, a right-hand turn onto a short gravel track leads to the sea at Granby Point. The track ends at a car park where you’ll find a small children’s playground. A flight of concrete steps leads off the car park and through some rather fly-infested bush to Fort Granby, originally built on Granby Point by the British in around 1765 to protect Georgetown and briefly occupied by the French between 1781 and 1787. Nothing remains of the original fortification; the cannons are long gone, replaced by pretty gazebos, mown lawns and picnic tables. The views of the sea and nearby Smith’s Island are fantastic, and there is good swimming to be had on either of the beaches which flank the point. Barbados Bay to the right is the more populated; the fishermen’s shacks on the sand make it a good spot to hang out, while the more deserted Pinfold Bay on the other side is a better bet if you fancy sunbathing; neither has any facilities, however, and both are only accessible from Granby Point. There’s a small bar in the car park at the base of the steps, serving drinks and basic meals.

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