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.

Positioned toward the center of Marsh Harbour, King's Bay is on the East coast of Tobago. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. 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 fight for a spot on the sand, this beach might be the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

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.

One of the more serene beaches, King's Bay with its availability of comforts will most likely be a good choice for travelers that that are looking to escape the crowded beaches, as it happens to be situated within a laid-back area. And as such, the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Tobago; it's located near attractions like Fort King George, which is one of the closest attractions.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, 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 nearest region on Tobago to King's Bay is Marsh Harbour. This destination is only a short distance away from the coast, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This part of Trinidad and Tobago is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are seen in the following list.

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 you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is King’s Bay Café. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and eclectic cuisines. They are also known for serving chicken and hamburgers. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Tobago, so if King's Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also want to visit Man-O-War, one of the many great Trinidad and Tobago beach sites. 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.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Trinidad and Tobago, and King's Bay is just one of the many options.


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