Attractions on Grand Turk

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Grand Turk has been the capital of Turks and Caicos since 1766, and much of the island retains that colonial feel.  This is especially true along the oceanfront and the historic section of Cockburn Town where you'll find some of the best landmarks.  Beaches are another set of attractions you won't want to miss, and it is recommended that you stick to the west and north coast for the calmest waters and smoothest sands. 


Governor's Beach

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Just click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.

A location where you may find people snorkeling is Gibbs Cay. The only way to access Gibbs Cay is via boat, often hired from Grand Turk which is the nearest large island to the Cay. Tour groups with a focus on snorkeling often plan trips to the Cay, making it perhaps the easiest way to find transportation there.

Attractions Map

Another top pick for snorkelers is Little Bluff Point. Covered with gorgeous seashells, the beach is surrounded by a limestone cliff where guests will enjoy a panoramic view of the beach's shallow turquoise waters, mangroves, and exotic birds.

Governor's Beach: Governor's Beach can be accessed via Columbus Landfall National Park.

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Landmark Attractions

Turks & Caicos National Museum

A landmark worth visiting is Turks & Caicos National Museum. It is found in western Grand Turk. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is located in a historic building in Cockburn Town. The facility is a non-profit, and receives no help from the government, but maintains a great collection of all things culturally and historically Turks and Caicos.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit The Salt House. It is located in central Grand Turk. A museum, restaurant, and gift shop that centers on the island's salt industry through tours and offerings of products made with salt.

H.M. Prison Museum: History buffs are sure to enjoy the H.M. Prison Museum where visitors and walk through and explore a prison from the 1800's.

This island has other notable landmarks. Anyone who needs to find out more about other sites worth visiting on and around Grand Turk by clicking here.

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Grand Turk can be seen below.

Land Formations On Grand Turk
Name Type Location
Colonel Murrays Hill Hill Central Grand Turk
English Point Point 1.8 mi. South West of Central Grand Turk
Great Salina Pond Central Grand Turk
Hawkes Nest Salina Pond 8.9 mi. Northeast of Central Balfour Town
Hawkes Pond Salina Pond 9.2 mi. Northeast of Central Balfour Town
Matersons Point Point 1.3 mi. South of Central Grand Turk
North East Point Point 3.1 mi. North of Central Grand Turk
Town Pond Pond Central Grand Turk

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