Island Beaches

The Best Beaches in The Turks & Caicos

The 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.

This guide highlights the best beaches in the Turks and Caicos, and how to get to them. To explore the full list of beaches we have, see Beaches of the Turks and Caicos.

Quite a few factors account for our amazing beach sand and unrivaled water. See Why the Turks and Caicos Have the Best Beaches.

Many of our finest beaches are located on the island of Providenciales, which also supports the majority of resorts and infrastructure as well.

A great aspect of boat charters and tours from Providenciales are the many secluded beaches and coasts that can be visited. There’s an incredible array to discover – from the long white sand beaches in the Caicos Cays to hidden gems on tiny uninhabited islands. They can’t all be named here, yet there’s something special about exploring the unique and often overlooked beaches found across the 100 islands that make up the Turks and Caicos.

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1.Grace Bay Beach

Providenciales

5 star rating by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands

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 and is part of the Princess Alexandra National Park. The bay is protected by a beautiful barrier reef system, which hides some great scuba diving sites.

The soft white sand and clear water of Grace Bay really has to be seen to be fully appreciated, as photos really don’t do it justice.

To the west of Grace Bay is the likewise amazing Bight Beach, and the snorkeling sites of the Bight Reef and Smith’s Reef.

Beach Information

Island Name: Providenciales

  • Watch for Boats
  • Dogs Must be on Leash
  • Do Not Touch Fish or Coral
  • No Fishing
  • No Lifeguard
  • No Littering
  • No Loud Music or Noise
  • No Open Fires

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2.Leeward Beach

Providenciales

5 star rating by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

It’s possible to walk the uninterrupted seven miles (11.3km) stretch along the beach from Leeward Beach, across Grace Bay Beach, the Bight Beach, and finally to Smith’s Reef and Turtle Cove, where the channel into Turtle Cove Marina breaks up the north coast beach.

Leeward Beach has less development and consequently less traffic than Grace Bay, so you’ll likely be able to find a secluded and private section of coast to enjoy.

Leeward Beach is one of the best beaches on Providenciales, along with Grace Bay Beach, the Bight Beach, Long Bay Beach, and Malcolm’s Road Beach. It’s part of the Princess Alexandra National Park.

Beach Information

Island Name: Providenciales

  • Watch for Boats
  • No Fishing
  • No Lifeguard
  • No Littering

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3.Mudjin Harbour

Middle Caicos

5 star rating by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

The name Mudjin Harbour is a local evolution of Bermudian Harbour, as the coast is reminiscent of the bluffs and cliffs of Horseshoe Bay Beach and Stonehole Bay Beach in Bermuda. Bermudians who came over to the Turks and Caicos 1600s and 1700s to rake natural sea salt gave the coast its name.

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.

Our two central islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos are connected by a road causeway, so it’s possible to explore both islands by car. There are much great nature and outdoor sites to discover these two laid-back islands. A day trip to North Caicos and Middle Caicos is one of our top-rated activities.

Beach Information

Island Name: Middle Caicos

  • Coral Sumac Trees
  • Do Not Touch Fish or Coral
  • Risk of Falling
  • Hidden Dangers
  • No Lifeguard
  • No Littering
  • No Open Fires

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