Beaches on Grand Turk

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Grand Turk's west coast is known for having the best beaches, where the sand is soft and the surf is nice.  To the north, the beaches are also nice but can be crowded, and along the east coast you'll encounter waters that are riddled with seagrass and other debris that make swimming difficult. Finally, the south coast is rocky and ideal for watersports. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find an abundance of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that beach.

Governor's Beach

If you love snorkeling, a place with that option is Governor's Beach. Governor's Beach can be accessed via Columbus Landfall National Park.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Murray Beach. Murray Beach features a thin stretch of white sand that leads up to turquoise colored waters.

Pillory Beach: Because the popular Bohio Dive Resort is located right on Pillory Beach, the roads that lead to the beach a paved and relatively easy to manage Likewise, it is easy to find parking around the beach area.

The chart directly below shows some key facts concerning the beaches that can be found on the island.

Beaches On Grand Turk
Name Location Coast
Cedar Grove Beach Cockburn Town, Southwestern part of Grand Turk South West
Corktree Beach 2.4 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North
Gibbs Cay 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cockburn Town South East
Governor's Beach 1.6 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town South West
Hawkes Nest East Beach 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Cockburn Town South
Little Bluff Point 3.8 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North
Murray Beach Central Grand Turk North
Osprey Beach Cockburn Town, Southwestern part of Grand Turk South West
Pillory Beach 1.6 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North West
Town Beach Cockburn Town, Southwestern part of Grand Turk South West
West Road Beach 1.4 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North West
White Sands Beach 2.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cockburn Town South

If you are looking for more attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you can look beyond these choices. Make your way to this article which is all about even more attractions if you want some more specifics.

 

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