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 will discover a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Simply click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Governor's Beach

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

Another option for beach-goers to consider 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: 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 beaches on Grand Turk are summarized below.

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 more attractions beyond just these, you might want to look farther afield. Click to visit our page dedicated to other interesting attractions for Grand Turk.

 

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