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.

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 should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those planning on making a stop at this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand.

Beach-goers who might be planning to use the conveniences offered here, need not worry; Macqueripe Bay is found in a region that is generally free of many crowds. As such, you will generally find all amenities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


Macqueripe Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North West coast of Trinidad; the area hosts attractions such as Chaguaramas Golf Club, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want to learn more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Fort George, which is one of the closest historical destinations near Macqueripe Bay.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 near Port of Spain, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Macqueripe Bay tourists hoping to find some additional excitement should think about going to Port of Spain, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Trinidad and Tobago.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically very difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Macqueripe Bay.

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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is KFC Chagville. The restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. They are also famous for their chicken. The restaurant is not far away, so a quick car or cab ride is a good option.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Macqueripe Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Trinidad.

You may also enjoy Tyrico Bay, which is located a quick cab ride away.

Perhaps Macqueripe Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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