Grace Bay Beach

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Grace Bay Beach is often considered one of the best in the Caribbean for its perfect blue waters and powdery white sands, and in 2013, TripAdvisor went so far as to name it the second best beach in the world. The beach reclaimed this title in 2014, proving its consistency. Watersports such as parasailing and windsurfing can be found along the shore. There are no public facilities, but there are a number of resorts with restaurants along the shore that cater to beachgoers.

Set toward the western outskirts of Grace Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Providenciales. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are more likely to have fun at Grace Bay Beach, which is closer to all the action.

How to Access The Beach
Grace Bay Beach is accessible just off the main thoroughfare, Lower Bright Road, near the Provo Sailing Club. Follow the dirt road passed the club until you find parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

This twelve mile beach on the northeast coast of the island will thrill guests with its soft white sands and sparkling waters. Grace Bay Beach, a popular spot, is known as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, however, its length makes it easy to find a secluded spot and lounge along the shore.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are so many dining experiences to be enjoyed in Turks and Caicos, but dining at the beach can be especially fun. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Restrooms are available at Grace Bay Beach. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. The popularity of this beach attracts many guests - some stay in the resorts along the shores - but the beach is rather long and it is easy to find a spot away from the crowds.

Grace Bay Beach plus its availability of comforts are of course found well within a tourist hotspot. Unless you do not mind crowds, it's an appropriate idea to think ahead against other visitors, perhaps coming in the morning. Otherwise, you may not be able to use the amenities which this beach offers.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the East coast of Providenciales; it will be near other attractions like Caicos Heritage House, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grace Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 0.4 mi. SSE Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 0.8 mi. E Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. E Providenciales

Cities and Towns

This beach is close to Grace Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Grace Bay is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers looking to find a place to stay close to Grace Bay Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over those listed below.

Accommodations near Grace Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sibonne Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. SSW Hotel
Sands At Grace Bay 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
The Somerset On Grace Bay 0.2 mi. S Hotel
The Palms Turks and Caicos 0.2 mi. SSW Resort
Point Grace 0.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Gansevoort 0.3 mi. ENE Resort
Alexandra Resort 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Le Vele Condominiums 0.4 mi. E Resort
The Inn at Grace Bay 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Villa Renaissance 0.5 mi. E Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Grace Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Bay Bistro Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Grace Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bay Bistro Restaurant (649) 946-5396 Caribbean 0.1 mi. SSW Providenciales
Hemingway's Beachfront Restaurant (649) 946-5199 International 0.1 mi. ESE Providenciales
Plunge (649) 946-8666 Eclectic 0.2 mi. SW Providenciales
Lunasea (649) 946-5900 Caribbean 0.2 mi. S Providenciales
Pavilion (649) 432-1510 Caribbean, French 0.2 mi. S Providenciales
Parallel23 (649) 946-8666 Caribbean 0.2 mi. SSW Providenciales
The Garden (649) 946-8666 American, Caribbean 0.2 mi. SSW Providenciales
Hutchings Restaurant (649) 946-5096 Caribbean, Fusion 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Grace's Cottage (649) 946-5096 Asian, Caribbean 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Stelle (649) 941-7555 Eclectic 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Asú on the Beach (649) 941-8888 Caribbean 0.3 mi. SW Providenciales
Crackpot Kitchen (649) 231-3336 Caribbean 0.3 mi. S Providenciales

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Grace Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Turtle Cove Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Turks and Caicos, and dropping by Grace Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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