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.

Situated along the western outskirts of Grace Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Providenciales. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. With its home in much-visited location, Grace Bay Beach should definitely be considered by guests seeking various interesting activities and sites.

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.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and Turks and Caicos is no different. One of the most memorable places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Turks and Caicos' famous street food along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see the underwater world. 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 as well as its available amenities can be located inside an area commonly frequented by travelers. With that in mind, if you think the amenities are a deciding factor, naturally, it's a good cause to make it in the morning well before the crowds do or even going to a more secluded beach elsewhere. Otherwise, you could possibly not use the amenities which the beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Grace Bay Beach on the East coast of Providenciales. It's located near the Sibonne Beach Hotel and any nearby accommodations, which can be found a couple hundred yards away, and is perhaps the closest booking option near Grace Bay Beach, despite there not being too many additional popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

This beach is very close to Grace Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The city of Grace Bay is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests seeking a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the table that follows.

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 Regent Palms 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Grace Bay Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Bay Bistro Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Grace Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bay Bistro Restaurant (649) 946-5396 Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. SSW
Hemingway's Beachfront Restaurant (649) 946-5199 International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
Lunasea (649) 946-5900 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
Pavilion (649) 432-1510 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Parallel 23 (649) 946-8666 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.2 mi. SSW
Parallel A Tropical Grille (649) 946-8666 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSW
Plunge (649) 946-8666 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSW
Gecko Grill (649) 946-5885 Afghan, African -- 0.3 mi. ENE
Hutchings Restaurant (649) 946-5096 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 0.3 mi. ENE
Grace's Cottage (649) 946-5096 Asian, Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. ENE
Stelle (649) 941-7555 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. ENE
Crackpot Kitchen (649) 231-3336 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Providenciales, and Grace Bay Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider Turtle Cove Beach, located only a short distance away.

Turks and Caicos has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Grace Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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