Best Beaches in Turks and Caicos

Unwind on some of the most beautiful beaches on earth. All Turks and Caicos beaches are public, including those with private resorts, which are still required to provide public access.

Several charter boat operators offer easy access to the islands’ beaches with a variety of excursions on offer. The best beaches in the Turks and Caicos, include the following…

Grace Bay

(Providenciales) – Pick your own spot to sunbathe and swim on this majestic 19km-long sweep of soft white sand that shelves into the calm and clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay.

Follow shallow snorkel trails above coral gardens teeming with colourful marine life in the offshore marine park, just a short swim from what is often described by travel magazines (such as Condé Nast Traveller) as one of the best beaches in the world.

Although there are no public facilities here, a choice of bars, restaurants and hotels dot the beachfront, providing umbrellas and sun loungers for paying guests as well as a range of amenities.

Various non-motorised water sports equipment is also available for hire. Grace Bay is located on the northern shore of Providenciales.

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Malcolm Beach

(Providenciales) – Unwind on the powder-white sands of this 2km-long beach that stretches along the northwest coast of Providenciales.

Hire a four-wheel drive or a water taxi to reach this secluded beach, which sits adjacent to the Northwest Point Marine National Park.

Take your own food and drinks, as there are no facilities on the beach. Or perhaps make a lunch reservation at the luxury Amanyara resort, which offers a range of creature comforts.

Long Bay Beach

(Providenciales) – The soft white sands of this 1.2km-long beach and the calm shallow waters of the reef-protected bay make this a perfect spot for families with young children.

Take your own food and drinks, as there are no facilities or hotels at this secluded spot. A beachfront operation offers horseback rides. Long Bay is situated on Provo's southeastern shore.

Sapodilla Bay

(Providenciales) – Unwind on this 400m-long crescent of sugar-white sand that shelves into the clear shallow waters of a sheltered cove that offers perfect swimming conditions for small children.

The beach lies beneath bush-covered sand dunes and is framed by scenic cliffs just south of Chalk Sound on the southern shore of Providenciales.

Sunbathe, swim and enjoy the scenic views of anchored yachts at this unspoiled location. There are no facilities at the beach so you will need to take your own food and drinks.

Half Moon Bay

(Caicos Cays) – Take a water taxi from Provo for a day of acting out Robinson Crusoe scenarios on this idyllic ribbon of powder-soft white sand that links two uninhabited cays.

Relax on the beach, swim in the crystal clear waters and snorkel the small wreck offshore. Half Moon Bay is located between Pine Cay and Water Cay.

Pine Cay

(Caicos Cays) – Play Robinson Crusoe on this idyllic atoll ringed by soft powder-white sand and covered in bush-covered sand dunes and occasional palms.

Pack a picnic for a day trip or stay longer at the beachfront Meridian Club.

Parrot Cay

(Caicos Cays) – Unwind on the white sands of this idyllic beach, home to the exclusive Parrot Cay Resort where you can enjoy a range of creature comforts and mix with celebrities and movie stars.

Sandy Point

(North Caicos) – Visit on a day trip to this gorgeous cay ringed by a powder-soft white-sand beach and gin-clear waters or stay longer at the luxurious Royal Reef Resort.

Three Mary Cays

(North Caicos) – Choose from these unspoiled, palm-fringed white-sand beaches that shelve into crystal clear turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling over shallow coral gardens.

Stunning Horse Stable Beach also offers a prime bird-watching spot.

Visit for a day or choose from several luxury beachfront resorts including the Pelican Beach Hotel, where you can enjoy a range of creature comforts.

Mudjin Harbour Beach

(Middle Caicos) – This gorgeous white-sand beach lies beneath limestone cliffs, with a choice of shallow coves and clear turquoise waters on either side that make for perfect snorkelling and swimming.

Take your own food and drinks, as there are no facilities or hotels at this secluded spot.

Mudjin Harbour Beach lies on the north shore of Middle Caicos.

Bambarra Beach

(Middle Caicos) – Unwind in the shade of casuarina pines or brush up on your tan on this gorgeous white-sand beach that stretches out to Pelican Cay at low tide.

Little Ambergris Cay

(South Caicos) – Chill out on this uninhabited cay, featuring excellent swimming and bone fishing on one of the world’s longest sand bars.

Governor's Beach

(Grand Turk) – Sunbathe on the soft powder-white sands of this gorgeous 500m-long beach.

Relax in the shade beneath gently swaying casuarina trees or snorkel the crystal clear, calm waters that teem with rainbow-hued reef fish. Pack a picnic and stay for the day.

To the south lies a jetty, which often hosts gigantic cruise liners, as well as another stunning long beach that boasts the Grand Turk Cruise Centre. Facilities include umbrellas and sun loungers for hire from a beachside kiosk or the cruise centre.

Pillory Beach

(Grand Turk) – Pick your own spot to unwind on this long stretch of white sand that stretches for around 4km along the west coast of Grand Turk.

This pristine beach shelves into reef-protected shallows, with ideal snorkelling right off the beach. Come for a day or stay longer at the Bohio Dive Resort.

North Beach

(Salt Cay) – Get dropped off by a water taxi at this tiny cay and enjoy one of the best white-sand beaches in the Caribbean.

The 3km-long stretch of powder-soft sand shelves into calm turquoise waters scattered with rocks and coral gardens, with excellent snorkelling.

Latest update: Best Beaches in Turks & Caicos: 12 May, 2022