King's Bay

A secluded beach along the coast of Tobago, King's Bay is a find for vacationers looking for a way to escape the droves of tourists that overtake other Caribbean beaches. Despite its well known beauty around the island, King's Bay is rarely frequented by anyone other than locals who know first hand of its charm.

Located in Marsh Harbour, King's Bay is on the East coast of Tobago. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. King's Bay may be one of the few active beaches on Trinidad and Tobago that's rarely crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Trinidad and Tobago's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, King's Bay offers a good middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Ideal for swimming in the cool waters, King's Bay is surrounded by lush green hills, offering a visually stunning spot for enjoying the waters. The grey sands on the crescent-shaped beach beckon guests to jump into vivid waters. A nearby path leads up to a waterfall with a small pool and the journey up is easy. Beach lovers will certainly enjoy spending time at King's Bay.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Relatively unknown to tourists, most of the people who frequent King's Bay are the locals who live and work in this small fishing area.

King's Bay is in an area which is not near many tourist spots. What this means is that failing to acquire an open amenity at the beach is not a thing you will have to do often, despite what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Tobago. It is close to Fort King George, which is among the attractions close-by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near King's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort King George Historical Site 13.2 WSW Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 13.2 WSW Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 13.2 WSW Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 16.2 W Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 17.0 WSW Tobago

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Tobago to King's Bay is Marsh Harbour. This friendly part of Tobago is only a short distance away from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Marsh Harbour is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

There is a fairly good assortment of lodging options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near King's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Speyside Inn 2.9 NNE Hotel
Manta Lodge 3.0 NNE Hotel
Blue Waters Inn 3.4 NNE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is King’s Bay Café. This restaurant has both Caribbean and eclectic menu items. They are also known for their chicken and hamburgers. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near King's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
King’s Bay Café (868) 771-2716 Caribbean, Eclectic, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Bird Watchers Restaurant & Bar (868) 660-5438 -- -- -- --
Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant (868) 658-6557 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen Treehouse (868) 660-4066 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Green Moray (868) 660-5268 Caribbean Very Casual 3.0 mi. NNE
Sharon & Phebs -- Trinidadian -- 4.0 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Tobago, so if King's Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Man-O-War, which is close-by and another fun spot on Trinidad and Tobago. Man-O-War beach in Charlotteville's small fishing village maintains a quaint atmosphere, beautiful beaches for swimming, and great dining where guests can purchase the fishermen's fresh catch right off the boat.

Trinidad and Tobago has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at King's Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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