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.
Set on the island of North Caicos, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.
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.
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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.
Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach offers a quiet and relaxing experience, especially since the region surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.
This beach is positioned on the North West coast of North Caicos; the area hosts attractions such as Wades Green Plantation, which is three miles away.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Wades Green Plantation||Historical Site||3.0 mi.||SSW||North Caicos|
|Readymoney Gardens||Botanical Garden||10.9 mi.||SE||None|
Cities near Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach include, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
While beach-goers generally won't find very many hotels in the surrounding areas, those options closest to the beach can be seen in the following list.
|Pelican Beach Hotel||2.0 mi.||E||North Caicos||Guest house|
|Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat||4.3 mi.||WSW||Parrot Cay||Resort|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is The Silver Palm. The restaurant has International cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.
The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.
|The Silver Palm||(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|
Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on North Caicos.
You might also want to visit Whitby Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.
Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Turks and Caicos, but Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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