King Peter's Bay Beach

Almost always deserted these days, this beach was once put to use by pirates and merchant ships in the 18th century thanks to its private nature. Because there are no facilities and the crowd is non-existent, swimmers should air on the side of caution.

Located on the island of Tobago, close to Mason Hall, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting King Peter's Bay Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The most stunning thing about this beach is that its sands are black.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

If you enjoy coasts which offer visitors a quiet environment, then think about trying out King Peter's Bay Beach; it is tucked away within a much quieter section of Tobago.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Tobago. It's located near Fort Bennett, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near King Peter's Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Bennett Historical Site 5.0 SW Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 5.2 S Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 5.2 S Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 5.3 S Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 6.5 SW Tobago

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Scarborough, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Scarborough isn't far off, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty touristed area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. For guests looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations closest to King Peter's Bay Beach.

Accommodations near King Peter's Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Footprints Eco Resort 1.4 mi. WSW Lodge
Cuffie River Retreat 2.1 mi. E Lodge
Castara Retreats 2.8 mi. NE Lodge
Naturalist Beach Resort 3.0 mi. NE Hotel
Cocrico Inn 4.0 mi. SW Hotel
Rex Resorts Turtle Beach 4.2 mi. SW Resort
Mirage Tobago 4.7 mi. SW Hotel
Grafton Beach Resort 5.2 mi. SW Resort
Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort 5.2 mi. SW Resort
Half Moon Blue Hotel 5.5 mi. S Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Creole menu items. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near King Peter's Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant (868) 660-0505 Caribbean, Creole Informal 2.1 mi. E
B'S Ice Cream Tobago (868) 660-2227 Eclectic -- 4.7 mi. S
Blue Crab Restaurant & Bar (868) 639-2737 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Bon Mange T (868) 639-3288 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Cottage Restaurant & Bar (868) 648-3329 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Dencil's Dinette (868) 635-0505 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Elizabeth's Famous Island Gourmet Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-7103 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Flavor Pot Restaurant (868) 639-2753 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
G A M Food Services Limited (868) 639-4000 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Jack In The Box (868) 639-3360 -- -- 4.7 mi. S
Jatt's Harbour Wok Chinese Restaurant (868) 639-2745 Chinese -- 4.7 mi. S
KFC Scarborough (868) 639-2374 American Very Casual 4.7 mi. S

Other Beaches

Tobago has many beaches, so King Peter's Bay Beach is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Plymouth Beach, located a short taxi ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Monah North is just right. You'll find it a half mile to the northeast.

You might also want to visit Castara Bay, located three miles to the northeast.

Of course, Trinidad and Tobago has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting King Peter's Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Trinidad and Tobago even more memorable.


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