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 want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of Turks and Caicos' urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Turks and Caicos may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach, but are usually more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to like beach days that bring visitors a tranquil enclave, then you should enjoy Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach; it's tucked away within a less urban section of North Caicos.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach is on the North West coast of North Caicos; the area is home to other attractions such as Wades Green Plantation, which is three miles to the south-southwest of this spot.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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 North Caicos

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach is Whitby, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the closest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Hollywood Beach Suites 1.7 mi. E North Caicos Villa complex
Bottle Creek Lodge 2.5 mi. SE North Caicos Villa complex
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 4.3 mi. WSW Parrot Cay Resort

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Barracuda Beach Bar. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their hamburgers and seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Barracuda Beach Bar (649) 241-4794 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

Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on North Caicos.

Another location you may want to try is Whitby Beach, located a mile and a half to the east.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Turks and Caicos, so visiting Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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