Not far from Port of Spain on the island of Trinidad is Macqueripe Bay. Though it can be crowded on weekends, the excellent facilities and clear, calm waters are considered to be worth elbowing your way onto the shore. This beach is a great spot for kids, because there is a section of slides and ropes dedicated just for their enjoyment. Note that there is a lifeguard stand, however, it is not always manned.
Located in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 4.2 miles north-northeast of Chaguaramas, Macqueripe Bay is on the North West edge of Trinidad. You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. You will usually find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not overly populated.
Take Western Main Road through Chaguaramas and take the first right onto Tucker Valley Road. The road ends right at a paved parking lot where beach goers can park their vehicles before taking a concrete walkway down the hill to the bay.
From an ariel view, Macqueripe Bay appears in the shape of a horseshoe, which helps protect the bay from heavy winds and encourages calm waters. The sand is a dark tan hue which slopes downward to the almost green waves.
Please note that public restrooms are not available. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel.
A lesser known beach, Macqueripe Bay as well as its conveniences are a good choice among tourists that that are looking to get away from the busy beaches and crowded shores as it is located inside a laid-back region. Thankfully, because of this the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.
This spot is on the North West coast of Trinidad; the area hosts attractions such as Chaguaramas Golf Club, which is three quarters of a mile away.
If you're intrigued by Trinidad and Tobago's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Stollmeyer's Castle, which is a rather short taxi ride away from the coast.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|Chaguaramas Golf Club||Golf Course||0.8||S||Trinidad|
|Chaguaramas Military History & Aviation Museum||Museum||3.8||S||Trinidad|
|Sporting Event Venue||7.8||SE||Trinidad|
|Sporting Event Venue||7.9||SE||Trinidad|
Macqueripe Bay tourists looking for additional places to explore might want to consider heading over to Port of Spain, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.
How many other people you encounter at Macqueripe Bay 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's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Visitors seeking a hotel room near the beach won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.
|Royal Palm Suite Hotel||7.6||ESE||Hotel|
If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is KFC Chagville. The restaurant serves American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken. The restaurant is not very far off, so a brief car or taxi trip will get you there hassle-free.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.
|KFC Chagville||(868) 664-3307||American||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||S|
|Royal Castle Diego Martin||(868) 695-1000||American||Very Casual||--||--|
|(868) 634-4000||International||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||S|
|Lighthouse Restaurant||(868) 634-4384||American, Caribbean, International||Informal||4.3 mi.||S|
Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Trinidad will have lots of options besides Macqueripe Bay.
Travelers may also want to consider Tyrico Bay, which is located a quick cab ride away.
While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Macqueripe Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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