The Turks and Caicos Islands are known for some of the best beaches in the world due to their light and soft sand, lack of solid rock or dark-coloured sand and gravel, and their brilliant and colourful water. The azures, aquas and turquoises of the shallower depths contribute to the unique Turks and Caicos water. Below is a list of five of the most pristine beaches of the Turks and Caicos Islands:
1. Grace Bay Beach
The lovely powdery white sand Grace Bay Beach
Enjoy the sand, sea and sun at the world-famous Grace bay beach. 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 clear 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.
Grace Bay Beach is home to nearly all of the large and luxury resorts on Providenciales, and much of the boat and water sports traffic that takes place near Providenciales occurs in the shallow waters between the beach and the barrier reef.
Grace Bay is famous for many things, and exploring nature is one of those. Here you can relax and unwind while soaking in the warm Caribbean sun. While at Grace Bay Beach, you can spend the day trying out various water sports like paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing, and more. There are also opportunities to go sailing, scuba diving, and snorkelling.
2. Leeward Beach
Leeward Beach, also known as Pelican Beach or Sunset Beach, is an extension of the famous Grace Bay Beach and is approximately a six to eight-minute walk from The Atrium Resort. Leeward Beach is one of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos. It is famous for its warm, clear and bright blue water and is loved for a quiet and calm atmosphere, comfortable conditions for relaxation, and provincial coziness. This beach is an ideal condition for spending quality family time. The beach is perfect for diving, snorkelling and swimming. Vacationers can sunbathe, have picnics in the shade of trees and enjoy hiking. This place is suitable for teaching surfing and sailing.
3. Mudjin Harbour
The stunning scenic Mudjin Harbour beach is the top attraction on the island of Middle Caicos. Surrounded by dense forests and rocky cliffs, it is known for its white sand, deep blue waters and impeccable cleanliness. You can have a spectacular view of the neighbouring islands, submarine plates, and the endless ocean that opens from its shore.
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.
4. Long Bay Beach
Long Bay is an incredible three-mile (4.8 km) long beach on the southeast side of Providenciales. The water at this well-visited coast is breathtaking turquoise, with shallow depths leading off for a very great distance off the beach. Like nearly all beaches in the Turks and Caicos, the sand at Long Bay is white with perfect consistency.
The beach is a kite surfer and kiteboarding paradise. 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 excellent for beginners and pros alike. Long Bay Beach is also the top coast for horseback riding.
5. Governor's Beach
The picturesque Governor’s Beach on the island of Grand Turk is stunning! Beautiful white sand and varying shades of blue/turquoise water. This little cove of paradise is only a stone’s throw from the cruise terminal, and on days when cruise ships are in port, you can find many passengers swimming and snorkelling here. Beach vendors sell souvenirs, and cold drinks and bathroom facilities are available at this beach.