Scheduled Date: Sunday 19th November, 2017
Cyril Bay is a concealed beach located 300 metres below the Maracas North Coast Road. The entrance down to the bay is a hidden track situated 2km from the Maracas lookout. Before the North Coast constructed, Cyril Bay was a preferred destination for sea-bathers since it was easier to access. Cyril Bay once a thriving estate but with the steep decline in the price of cocoa and the difficulty in obtaining free labour, cocoa production ceased to be a profitable commodity. The property abandoned, however, walking through the forest one can still see the old cacao trees. During World War 11, the Americans leased Chagaramas for 99 years, and the admission to Macqueripe and Scotland Bay restricted. As compensation, they agreed to construct a road on the North Coast to allow Trinidadians access to Maracas Bay. In March 1943, work began on the hilly route and in April 1944 the 7-½ mile course completed.
Cyril Bay consists of a sandy beach with a comforting rocky peninsula on its eastern side. It is one of the many inlets of the vast La Vache Bay, which comprise of Saint Cion, Mal Paragrant, Negmawah, Peechon Cove, Lovers, Balata, Maraquette, and Cyril. Situated, on the western side, there is an estate house and hidden over the hill there is a small shower- like waterfall that cascades off the mountains unto the shore.
The exploration down to Cyril Bay from the North Coast Road takes 45 minutes to reach the beach. The return journey is an uphill trek and will take an hour to get to the top.
On Sunday 19th November 2017, Island Hikers visit Cyril Bay.
Assembly 1: 7.30am at the Pillars on North Coast Road.
Assembly 2: 7.00am entrance to Central Bank Auditorium
Rating: 4 moderate. (The hike suitable for children seven years & up)
Walking time down to the beach 45mins with and an hour uphill return.
For more information visit, www.Islandhikers.com or please call Mario749-2956 call Jamal 761-1889 and Marcia 490-2421.
Phone: (868) 749-2956,
email :islandhikers @gmail.com
Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,
Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,
Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,
,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041
Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,
Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460
Ian 682-6177, Danny 372-7798