Unspoiled and uncrowded, the beaches of North Caicos offer the perfect opportunity for visitors to get out their snorkel and take a glimpse under the surface of the sea. There, they will be stunned by the pristine beauty of heavily protected underwater landscape.
A barrier reef surrounds the island to protect from the heavy surf of the Atlantic Ocean, and this is also a great spot for snorkeling. Some of the best sites of North Caicos include Three Mary Cays which is part of Whitby Beach, another great spot for snorkeling because of its shallow nature.
If you want adventure, make sure you head to the north coast of the island. Much of this area remains unexplored, and you'll have the chance to explore coral hills that reach up to 40 feet high only about a mile offshore. In order to reach them, however, you'll need a boat. Most snorkelers make their way out by tagging along with a .
If you'd like to explore below the water's surface you might enjoy visiting. This spot is great for new snorkelers thanks to the especially calm conditions, plus it is exciting when you glimpse a sunken cannon. This snorkeling site is found within Turks and Caicos Islands, West of North Caicos.
Details concerning 6 of the most popular locations to go snorkeling in this area are listed below.
|5.3 mi. North of Central Toby Rock||North Caicos|
|Sandy Point Beach||3.9 mi. West of Central Maria Mai||Parrot Cay|
|Cottage Pond Beach||3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Kew||North Caicos|
|Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach||1.8 mi. North of Central Maria Mai||North Caicos|
|Whitby Beach||3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Boton||North Caicos|
|1.2 mi. West of Central Dellis Cay|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling page.
Snorkeling the waters of North Caicos is an experience unlike anything you'll experience elsewhere, so whether you bring a snorkeling kit along with you or rent one from the island's gift shop when you arrive, you'll definitely want to make sure to keep your gear on hand every time you head for the coast.
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