Attractions in Cockburn Town

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As the only settlement on Grand Turk, Cockburn Town is the center of business, tourism, and home life on the island.  The historic waterfront is a great place to start your exploration of the town, and from there it is easy to get to the beaches.  There are a few natural attractions on the island, but they exist outside of Cockburn Town.


Governor's Beach

You will discover a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

Cedar Grove Beach: Cedar Grove Beach, on Grand Turk Island, is a calm stretch of sea along the island's east coast. Early morning rarely see a visitor, though few start to show up as the day wares on for a bit of swimming and snorkeling.

A second location worth considering is Town Beach. Electrifying turquoise waters and soft almost pink sands make Town Beach a popular spot to enjoy the view.

Osprey Beach: Right in front of Osprey Beach Hotel is the beautiful Osprey Beach. Despite the fact that the most frequent visitors are hotel guests, the beach is in fact open to the public and offers a great chance to snorkel with vibrant tropical fish and you may even catch a glimpse of an octopus.

Cockburn Town and the surrounding areas offer several additional beach choices. Go to this extended discussion if you want to learn additional information.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Cockburn Town.

Many travelers choose to visit Turks & Caicos National Museum. It is located 1.0 mi. North of central Cockburn Town. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.

The table right below provides some details regarding a museum you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Cockburn Town
Name Phone Location Island
Turks & Caicos National Museum (505) 216-1795 1.0 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Grand Turk Lighthouse

Travelers can experience some other interesting sites close to Cockburn Town.

If the functional aspects of maritime life intrigue you, you should think about seeing Grand Turk Lighthouse. A historic landmark protected by the National Trust, the Grand Turk Lighthouse sits on the northern tip of the island and at one time served to protect ships that traveled at night from wrecking on the off-shore reefs.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Cockburn Town
Name Type Location Island
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.8 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Cockburn Town are displayed here:

Land Formations In Cockburn Town
Name Type Location
Colonel Murrays Hill Hill 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
English Point Point 0.7 mi. South West of Central Cockburn Town
Great Salina Pond 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Cockburn Town

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