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 aren't staying very close. King Peter's Bay Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches on Trinidad and Tobago may be just as pretty, but are usually busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

King Peter's Bay Beach offers a calm and tranquil enclave, as the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Tobago; it will be near other attractions like Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you can't wait to see as many of Trinidad and Tobago's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 in the Scarborough area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Scarborough, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Scarborough is a fairly short distance away, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Since this beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For those hoping to book a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest accommodations 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at King Peter's Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The table below 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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides King Peter's Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy Plymouth Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. On the other hand, Monah North offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located a half mile to the northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Castara Bay, located three miles away.

King Peter's Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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