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, near Mason Hall, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out King Peter's Bay Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

King Peter's Bay Beach offers a quiet and tranquil getaway, in part because the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find King Peter's Bay Beach on the North coast of Tobago. It's located near Fort Bennett, which is among the local attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Fort George Lighthouse 5.3 S Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 6.5 SW Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 7.6 SSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Scarborough is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From King Peter's Bay Beach, Scarborough is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a place to stay close to King Peter's Bay Beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

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
Alibaba's Seabreeze Apartment 3.0 mi. NE Villa complex
Naturalist Beach Resort 3.0 mi. NE Hotel
Cocrico Inn 4.0 mi. SW Hotel
Starfish Tobago 4.2 mi. SW Resort
Villas At Stonehaven 4.8 mi. SW Villa complex
Birdie's Nest 4.9 mi. SW Villa complex
Grafton Beach Resort 5.2 mi. SW Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at King Peter's Bay Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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
KFC Scarborough (868) 639-2374 American Very Casual 4.7 mi. S
Pavilion Restaurant (868) 639-0361 International Informal 4.8 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Tobago has many beaches, so King Peter's Bay Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Plymouth Beach, found a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Monah North. It's located a half mile to the northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Castara Bay, which is located not too far away, so a short ride in a taxi is an easy option.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, King Peter's Bay Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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