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Top 10 Beaches in Turks & Caicos islands

12 Jan, 2022

Turks & Caicos islands include some of the best beaches in the world offering stunning sunset views. 

Top 10 Beaches in Turks & Caicos islands

Get to know some of the best beaches to visit while you are in the Turks & Caicos islands of Providenciales and enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience.

 

 

Grace Bay Beach

THE WORLD-FAMOUS GRACE BAY BEACH is located on the northeast coast of the island of Providenciales. This pristine beach is the hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the recipient of many designations, awards, and accolades. The entirety of Grace Bay is excellent and breathtaking, with clean turquoise water and soft white sand, and no rocks, seaweed, or pollution. An extensive barrier reef is located about a mile (1.6 km) offshore, protecting Grace Bay from the ocean swells of the Atlantic, which helps to keep the water at the beach calm and safe.

 

 

Leeward Beach

Found on the northeast end of Providenciales, Leeward Beach is one of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos. The coast is adjacent to and continues east from where Grace Bay Beach ends. This beach surrounds the upscale residential region of Leeward. As one of the top beaches on the island, general swimming conditions are excellent, and there’s plenty of perfect white sand real estate.

 

 

 

Mudjin Harbour

The breathtaking Mudjin Harbour is the top attraction on the island of Middle Caicos. The high limestone cliffs, white sand beach, Dragon Cay, caves, and breaking surf of this natural attraction come together to create what is often said to be the top landscape in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

 

 

Long Bay Beach 

The Turks and Caicos is home to several coasts christened Long Bay, however in this case we’re referring to the unparalleled kiteboarding spot of Long Bay Beach on Providenciales. Long Bay features fine, white sand, and shallow, brilliant turquoise water that continues out for miles across the Caicos Banks. The constant eastern trade winds create the perfect conditions for kiting, and the shallow depth allows kiters to stand when they’re not ripping across the water, which is great for beginners and pros alike. Long Bay Beach is also the top coast for horseback riding.

 

 

 

Half Moon Bay 

Half Moon Bay is found between Water Cay and Little Water Cay, and is a beach and sandbar lagoon that filled in over time in the channel between these two islands. This piece of paradise is the top boat excursion destination in the Turks and Caicos. Here you’ll find a great beach, the unique Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana scurrying about the dunes, and a picturesque shallow lagoon on the southern side of the beach.

 

 

Governor's Beach

The beautiful Governor's Beach on the island of Grand Turk features some of the clearest ocean water in the country. Named after Waterloo, the governor’s mansion that’s hidden on the beach, this coast is located just north of the Grand Turk Cruise Center, and the Cruise Center Beach (SunRay Beach). This beach was notable for the imposing wreck of the Mega One Triton, a cargo ship from the Dominican Republic which wrecked on the beach in 2012. It was finally removed in early 2020.

 

 

North Bay Beach

The often-overlooked North Bay Beach on the quiet island of Salt Cay is one of the finest coasts in the Turks and Caicos. It brings together everything, perfectly white and peach-colored sand, crystal-clear water, small reefs for snorkeling, little wave breaks for stand-up paddle surfing, and perfect seclusion. Very few visit this beach, so you’re likely to have the entire coast to yourselves. It’s possible to stay on Salt Cay, or take a day trip from the island of Providenciales.

 

 

Pine Cay Beach

The beach fronting the north coast on the private island of Pine Cay has to be seen to be believed. There’s calm water, pristine sand, and exquisite ocean water. The small Meridian Club is the only resort on the coast, yet there are some rental villas as well. The north coasts of Pine Cay, Water Cay, Half Moon Bay, and Little Water Cay are now connected by sandbars, so it’s possible to trek the entire six-mile (9.7 km) beach and coasts of these islands.

 

 

Cedar Beach

Only for the adventurous due to its remote location, the spectacular Cedar Point and Wild Cow Run is located on the far eastern side of Middle Caicos. Here, shifting sandbars and shallow channels create unbelievable vistas, and the crystal-clear water goes on for miles. Several uninhabited cays frame the setting. The route to Cedar Point can be rough, so it’s best to take a 4x4, plenty of drinking water, and plan to spend a few hours.

 

 

Sapodilla Beach

The small yet select Sapodilla Bay Beach on the southwest side of Providenciales features some of the calmest ocean water of any beach in the Turks and Caicos, as the coast is nestled between sheltering hills. Sapodilla Bay is a great stop when exploring the incredible Chalk Sound region of Providenciales. Also adjacent to the beach is the historical site of Sapodilla Hill, where centuries-old rock inscriptions and great views can be seen.