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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at several locations, if some members of your party are so inclined. For detailed information about one particular beach simply click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Governor's Beach

A beach scene with snorkeling is Governor's Beach. Bring your own equipment to set out on an adventurous snorkeling trip off the coast, or take a relaxing stroll down the shore at this unpopulated beach. Often voted as one of the best secluded beaches in Turks and Caicos, Governor's Beach can't be missed.

A second place worth considering is Murray Beach. On the east coast of Grand Turk island is a small stretch of sand known as Murray Beach. As is common on the Turks and Caicos islands, this beach, though beautiful, often remains uninhabited.

Pillory Beach: The stretch of beach known as Pillory Beach remains virtually untouched by human hands. This leaves its powder white sand in clean condition, and its almost neon turquoise waters clear and unclouded.

Check out the table below if you want more information.

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 want to learn about a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should think about other possibilities. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, visit this page.

 

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