Cottage Pond Beach

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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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Cottage Pond Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Turks and Caicos offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you happen to desire shores that provide a serene haven, then you should enjoy Cottage Pond Beach; it is tucked away in a less urbanized section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of North Caicos. It's located near Wades Green Plantation, which is located three miles to the southeast, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 None

Cities and Towns

Cottage Pond Beach is near Whitby, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town to Cottage Pond Beach is Whitby, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While you will find relatively few hotels nearby, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Cottage Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 1.9 mi. SW Parrot Cay Resort
Pelican Beach Hotel 4.6 mi. E North Caicos Guest house

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is COMO Shambhala Cuisine. This restaurant features eclectic food. They have become well-known, however, because of their health food. The restaurant is a mile and a half away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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
The Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar (649) 946-7113 International 3.4 mi. E North Caicos
Barracuda Beach Bar -- Caribbean 4.6 mi. E North Caicos

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Cottage Pond Beach on North Caicos.

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

Perhaps Cottage Pond Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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