Macqueripe Bay

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.

Set in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 4.2 miles north-northeast of Chaguaramas, Macqueripe Bay is on the North West coast of Trinidad. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Trinidad and Tobago's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Macqueripe Bay to be a little calmer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions.

Off the beaten path, Macqueripe Bay and its choice of comforts are likely to be a popular choice among visitors hoping to find a place away from the crowded beaches, as it happens to be located inside a quiet region. With this in mind, failing to locate an unoccupied amenity or service while at the beach is not something you will be forced to do often, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Macqueripe Bay on the North West coast of Trinidad. It is near Chaguaramas Golf Club, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort George provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Macqueripe Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Trinidad and Tobago, without straying too far from the coastline.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available on Trinidad and Tobago. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Macqueripe Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Chaguaramas Golf Club Golf Course 0.8 S Trinidad
Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum Museum 3.8 S Trinidad
Espalon Point Lighthouse 6.0 SW Trinidad
Fort George Historical Site 6.3 SE Trinidad
Fatima College Sports Grounds Sporting Event Venue 7.8 SE Trinidad

Cities and Towns

Macqueripe Bay is very close to Port of Spain, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Macqueripe Bay visitors hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might consider making the trip to Port of Spain, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Trinidad and Tobago.

Hotels

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. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from close-by. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown below.

Accommodations near Macqueripe Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Crews Inn 4.3 S Hotel
Royal Palm Suite Hotel 7.6 ESE Hotel
Monique's 7.6 ESE Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can dive into Trinidad and Tobago's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is KFC Chagville. The restaurant offers a menu of American food. They are also known for serving chicken. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so hailing a cab is a good option.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Macqueripe Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
KFC Chagville (868) 664-3307 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. S
Galley Restaurant (868) 634-3663 -- -- -- --
Islands Restaurant & Roti Stop (868) 634-2061 -- -- -- --
Sails Restaurant (868) 634-1712 -- -- -- --
Caffe Del Mare (868) 634-4000 International Very Casual 4.3 mi. S
Lighthouse Restaurant (868) 634-4384 American, Caribbean, International Informal 4.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Trinidad, so if Macqueripe Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you may want to try is Tyrico Bay, which is located 13 and a half miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Trinidad and Tobago; then again, visiting Macqueripe Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Trinidad and Tobago even more memorable.

 

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