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10 Best Beaches in the Turks and Caicos Islands


This guide highlights the best beaches in the Turks and Caicos, and how to get to them. Quite a few factors account for our white sandy beaches and unrivaled turquoise waters. Many of our finest beaches are located on the island of Providenciales, which also supports the majority of resorts and infrastructure as well.

1. Grace Bay Beach

The world-famous Grace Bay Beach is often ranked as the best beach in the world, so it’s no surprise that it tops this list.

Found on the north coast of Providenciales, Grace Bay is home to many of the country’s luxury resorts. The soft white sand and clear water of Grace Bay really have to be seen to be fully appreciated, as photos really don’t do it justice.

2. Leeward Beach

Found to the east of Grace Bay is the tranquil Leeward Beach. There’s perfect white sand and incredibly-turquoise water. 

This region doesn’t have any large luxury resorts, so the atmosphere tends to be very quiet and secluded. The sheltered channels off the eastern side of Leeward are ideal for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and wakeboarding. Leeward Beach can also be a great spot for beachcombing and seashells.

3. 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.

Nearby to Mudjin Harbour is Conch Bar Caves, the largest dry cave system in the Bahamas–Turks and Caicos island chains, and the sheltered and scenic Bambarra Beach.

4. Long Bay Beach

The Turks and Caicos is home to several coasts christened by 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. Long Bay Beach is also the best coast for horseback riding.

5. Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is found between Water Cay and Little Water Cay. It is a beach and sandbar lagoon that filled in overtime 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.

Half Moon Bay is a really beautiful area and a great site for nature lovers. In addition to the iguanas, tiny lemon sharks can be seen in the lagoon along with groves of our most-common palm tree, the small thatch palm, which frame the bay.

6. 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 is hidden on the beach; this coast is located just north of the Grand Turk Cruise Center, and the Cruise Center Beach (SunRay Beach).

7. 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 everything together perfectly, white and peach-colored sand, crystal-clear water, small reefs for snorkeling, little wave breaks for stand-up paddle surfing, and perfect seclusion.

8. 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 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.

9. Cedar Point Beach

Only for the adventurous due to its remote location, the spectacular Cedar Point and Wild Cow Run are 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 4×4, plenty of drinking water, and plan to spend a few hours.

10. Sapodilla Bay 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.

Some great family vacation rentals are located on both Sapodilla Bay and nearby Taylor Bay. These beautiful villas have plenty of space and privacy, as well as pools and full kitchens.

Turks and Caicos is home to some of the best beaches in the world, yet many of our archipelago’s top coasts go without recognition. We hope you come to experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! When you stay at the Tranquility Villas, you enjoy your stay and we take care of the rest.



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