Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach

Set on North Caicos, Pumpkin Bluff is on the way to the more popular Three Marys Cays. Though beautiful, Pumpkin Bluff is typically deserted outside of a large collection of bright pink flamingos who have made the body of water their favorite place to sunbathe.

Positioned on the northwestern coast of the island of North Caicos, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach.

How to Access The 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. Follow the paved road on the way to Three Marys Cays. Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach will be on the left.

Amenities and Ambiance

Isolated from civilization, Pumpkin Bluff Beach stretches into the horizon without a city structure to overshadow its beauty. The beach got its name for the odd orange hue that sometimes emanates from the sand and water. Just off shore is a sunken cargo ship that visitors can explore if they are keen on snorkeling or diving.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach grants a calm and tranquil escape, in part because the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North West coast of North Caicos. It is near some interesting sites like Wades Green Plantation, which is a quick cab ride's distance, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wades Green Plantation Historical Site 3.0 mi. SSW North Caicos
Readymoney Gardens Botanical Garden 10.9 mi. SE None

Cities and Towns

Whitby is the closest city to Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach. It is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Pelican Beach Hotel 2.0 mi. E North Caicos Guest house
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 4.3 mi. WSW Parrot Cay Resort

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is The Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant features International cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar (649) 946-7113 International 0.8 mi. E North Caicos
Barracuda Beach Bar -- Caribbean 2.0 mi. E North Caicos
Silver Palm Bistro (649) 247-8049 Eclectic 3.3 mi. E North Caicos
COMO Shambhala Cuisine (649) 946-7788 Eclectic 4.3 mi. WSW Parrot Cay
Lotus (649) 946-7788 Asian, French, Fusion 4.3 mi. WSW Parrot Cay
Parrot Cay’s Terrace Restaurant (649) 946-7788 Italian, Mediterranean 4.3 mi. WSW Parrot Cay

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach on North Caicos.

Travelers may also want to consider Whitby Beach, located a mile and a half to the east.

Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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