Cottage Pond Beach

Photo Credit: © Dave Ginsberg CC BY
 

Located on the way to Sandy Point, Cottage Pond is enshrouded in mystery due largely in part to the fact that nobody knows exactly how deep the pond is. Legends abound about the are, from the idea that a mermaid inhabits the water source, to stories of Royalists tossing slaves in to drown several hundred years ago. Today, the Cottage Pond area serves as a popular birding spot.

Located on the island of North Caicos, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Cottage Pond Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in Turks and Caicos may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Cottage Pond is located to the right as you exit Sandy Pond, A short road takes you to a parking area right outside the pond area. Be warned that the parking area is a tight one, so be aware of your surroundings when you park to ensure you will be able to get out with little trouble.

Amenities and Ambiance

In actuality, Cottage Pond is a deep cave or sink hole that stretches to depths of at least 255 feet. The color of the water itself reflects the greenery that encircles the pond. The flora at Cottage Pond, comprised of thick, leafy trees is so lush and beautiful that locals often say that it is a garden tended by the gods.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Cottage Pond Beach provides an idyllic and peaceful retreat, since the surrounding region won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Cottage Pond Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North West coast of North Caicos; it will be near other attractions like Wades Green Plantation, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Cottage Pond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wades Green Plantation Historical Site 2.9 mi. SE North Caicos
Readymoney Gardens Botanical Garden 12.3 mi. SE North Caicos

Cities and Towns

Cottage Pond Beach is very close to Whitby, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Cities near Cottage Pond Beach include Whitby, which isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Although travelers won't find that many places to stay in the region, those options closest to the beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Cottage Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 1.9 mi. SW Parrot Cay Resort
Hollywood Beach Suites 4.3 mi. E North Caicos Villa complex
Bottle Creek Lodge 4.5 mi. E North Caicos Villa complex

Food

While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is COMO Shambhala Cuisine, which is a mile and a half away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Cottage Pond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
COMO Shambhala Cuisine (649) 946-7788 Eclectic 1.9 mi. SW Parrot Cay
Lotus (649) 946-7788 Asian, French, Fusion 1.9 mi. SW Parrot Cay
Parrot Cay’s Terrace Restaurant (649) 946-7788 Italian, Mediterranean 1.9 mi. SW Parrot Cay
Barracuda Beach Bar (649) 241-4794 Caribbean 4.6 mi. E North Caicos

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Cottage Pond Beach.

You might also want to visit Sandy Point Beach, located a mile and a half to the south west.

Maybe Cottage Pond Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Turks and Caicos offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.