Turks and Caicos Beaches
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Turks and Caicos Beaches are always features by travel magazines and websites as some of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World. The powdery while sands, surrounded by crystal clear azure waters will confirm this decision.

White sands and turquoise waters in the Turks and Caicos

White sands and turquoise waters in the Turks and Caicos

A British Overseas Territory

The islands have a total land area of 430 sq km or 170 sq mi. The total population is about 45,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Turks and Caicos consists of 40 different islands and cays, only 8 of which are inhabited

The Turks and Caicos are a British Overseas Territory and overseas territory of the European Union consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the Caribbean, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands, known for tourism and as an offshore financial center.

Map of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Map of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie southeast of the Bahamas island chain and north of Hispaniola Island. They are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity. Cockburn Town, the capital since 1766, is situated on Grand Turk Island about 1,042 km or 647 mi southeast of Miami in the United States.

Surrounded by the world's third largest coral reef, the Turks and Caicos Islands have some of the finest powdery sand beaches and most unreal turquoise seas in the world. Most are just minutes away from an airport, and you'll rarely have to argue for beach space with anyone else.

Tour boats can whisk you to uninhabited cays where you can play Robinson Crusoe for a day. The waters are pristine and clear, and waves rarely rise above a gentle ripple, perfect for young kids and snorkelers of all ages.

Grace Bay one of the Top Beaches in the Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay one of the Top Beaches in the Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Beaches

  • Grace Bay

It is located in Providenciales, also called Provo; it is a white sand beach of about 19 km or 12 mi. running from the town of Leeward to Thompson Cove. Grace Bay Beach has been named many times as the world’s leading beach. Since it is fringed by magnificent coral reefs, it is a great beach for snorkeling and scuba diving. Two spots not to be missed are Smith Reef and Bight Reef.

  • Malcolm Beach

This is a secluded beach forming a paradise of relax and calm, but to get there you need to be adventurous. You either take a 4X4 through Malcolm roads; you may hire a boat to take you there; and if you can afford it by staying at the Amanyara Resort next to the beach. This beach is part of the Northwest Point Marine National Park.

  • Long Bay Beach

Unlike Grace Bay, Long Bay is virtually free of hotels. Opening directly onto Long Bay, the shallow waters of this beach are sheltered and almost with no waves, making them perfect for families with kids.

Turks and Caicos Beaches

Governor's Beach in Grand Turk

Governor's Beach in Grand Turk

The Beaches of the Turks and Caicos

  • Governor's Beach

Located in Grand Turks, it is its most celebrated beach with a breathtaking white sand stretch. It is within the Columbus Landfall National Park and features great opportunities for snorkeling opportunities and has also facilities for picnics under the shady pine trees. This beach is near the cruise center and a popular destination for cruisers arriving on the top cruise lines almost every day of the week

  • Pine Cay

Pine Cay is a privately owned jewel in the Turks and Caicos island chain. It is also home to the Meridian Club, a private island resort with 2 miles of immaculate white sand beaches. And the Meridian offers an abundance of activities to enjoy its sun drenched sugary shores

Here you may enjoy sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and biking. Meridian will also arrange day trips and excursions so that you can explore Provo, Grand Turk, and Middle and North Caicos while calling the cottages and villas of the resort home.

Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Beaches

  • Parrot Cay

This is another beautiful private island, this one with a secluded beach graced by beach bums of the celebrity variety.

  • Sandy Point

Located in the North Caicos this is a pristine crescent of white sand and blue waters. The seclusion of the beach provides the perfect environment for bird watching.

  • Whitby beaches

Located on the North Caicos this is a group of a few beaches worth mentioning. The Coves of Three Mary Cays are great for snorkeling. Pelican Point Beach in front of the Pelican Beach Hotel is great for conch shells lovers and collectors. Horsestable Beach has enjoyed its North Caicos seclusion for years and it's also a prime bird watching spot; now it's the home of a luxury condominium resort.

For more information visit Turks and Caicos Tourist Office

Chalk Sound in the Turks and Caicos

Chalk Sound in the Turks and Caicos Beaches

  • Chalk Sound National Park

This is a landlocked lagoon featuring two secluded coves, Sapodilla and Taylor Bays. The chalky bottom of these coves extends 100 feet into the bay.

  • Mudjin Harbor

Located on the Middle Caicos this beach is as stunning seen from the limestone cliffs towering above as it is up close. You can explore the windswept coves and turquoise shallows below.

  • Pillory Beach

Located on Grand Turks this is one of the most celebrated diving beaches in the world. It offers fishing, nature watching, bike and scooter rental, and yoga.

  • Salt Cay Beaches

This tiny island has some of the best snorkeling beaches in the Caribbean. The calmest waters are usually found on North Beach and Point Pleasant.

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