Beaches on North Caicos

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Everything points north on the island of North Caicos.  The best beaches on the island are without a doubt found to the north, running along the eight and a half miles of shoreline.  Most of these beaches have medium sized sandy spaces with soft white powder, but there are one or two that have a bit of a rockier appearance, which is great for photo ops. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will find a handful of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. To read a detailed article concerning a specific beach just click on the names of the ones you are interested in.

Cottage Pond Beach

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a location worth considering is Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach. The trip to Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach involves a decent amount of off-roading complete with pot holes that is best traversed via Jeep or other all-terrain vehicle. To access the beach, follow the road past Silver Palm Restaurant to a rocky path that ends at a paved road.

Another good option for snorkelers is Sandy Point Beach. Located on North Caicos, Sandy Point Beach was once nearly deserted, only known by boaters and locals who reveled in its isolation. Recently, however, several resort developments have brought the beauty that is Sandy Point to many a vacationer's attention.

Horse Stable Beach: Several paved roads lead to the beach, where you can find parking along the road directly in front of it.

The beaches on North Caicos are summarized in the table below.

Beaches On North Caicos
Name Location Island Coast
Cottage Pond Beach 4.4 mi. West of Central Whitby North Caicos North West
Horse Stable Beach 1.4 mi. East of Central Whitby North Caicos North
Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach 1.8 mi. West of Central Whitby North Caicos North West
Sandy Point Beach 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Parrot Cay Parrot Cay North East
Whitby Beach 0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Whitby North Caicos North

If you are looking for a wider selection of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should look beyond these choices. To get more information on other attractions for North Caicos, click this link.


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