Charlotteville is a quiet, fishing village with a very beautiful and peaceful anchorage, popular with French yachts.
Anchor: north of the imaginary line extending from the end of the jetty to the northern point of Pirates Bay in 14-21 m sand, good holding, well protected. South of this line you will find the bottom is coral. The breeze is more consistent and cooling north of the line and you should be out of the insect range. Make sure your anchor and chain do not damage the coral. The Pirates Bay is designated as a fishing zone and the fishermen will ask you move if you anchor there.
Ashore: grocery store, Friday fresh market near the dock but the best deal and variety of fresh vegetables and fruit can be had from the van just down the street toward the fish market. A daily fish market, water from either the main dock or a fresh spring at the beach. ATM outlet opposite the library, although it doesn't always have money. The service station for diesel and petrol, on the road that runs along the beach, has cheap fuel but volumes are limited to 100 l at a time and sometimes has no fuel. A few small restaurants and bars and a small supermarket.
Can join the Charlotteville Library for TT$25 and sit in air-conditioned comfort to use their internet. Their services include borrowing books and the membership extends to other libraries on the island. Buses run from the beach road beside the service station to Scarborough. Tickets are bought from the supermarket. Ask for Popeye to rent a car.
Immigration is just opposite the library Tel: 660-6038 Fax: 660- 6038.
A short walk takes you over the hill and down to Pirates Bay beach. The 144 steps leading down to the beach are surrounded by fruit trees teeming with bird life. This beach is secluded with very calm water.