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 regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; relatively untouched parts of the coast like King Peter's Bay Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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 will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as King Peter's Bay Beach is on the North coast of Tobago. It is close to Fort Bennett, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes 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

King Peter's Bay Beach is near Scarborough, so walking the city is a definite option. Scarborough is nearby and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Scarborough is a quick trip away, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you're wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the options 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach on Tobago will have lots of options besides King Peter's Bay Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Plymouth Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Monah North. It's located a half mile to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Castara Bay, located three miles to the northeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Trinidad and Tobago, and paying a visit to King Peter's Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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