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 just outside the heart of Marsh Harbour, King's Bay is on the East coast of Tobago. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. Trinidad and Tobago's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but King's Bay is less exposed than the others, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Yes, there are public restrooms at King's Bay. 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 rarely very crowded, Thankfully, because of this you will generally find all facilities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Tobago. It is close to Fort King George, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 nearest region of Tobago to King's Bay is Marsh Harbour. This location is only a short distance away away, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This area on Trinidad and Tobago is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is King’s Bay Café. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and eclectic cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and hamburgers. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Tobago has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also want to visit 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 King's Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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