Whitby Beach

Stretching out for a long nine miles on the island of North Caicos is Whitby Beach. It is certainly one of the most recommended on the island, and often appears on lists among one of the best beaches in the whole of the Caribbean for its beauty, calm waters, and quiet seclusion.

Situated in Whitby, Whitby Beach is on the North edge of North Caicos. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Whitby Beach may be one of the few active beaches in Turks and Caicos that's not constantly overrun with crowds. If you need more activity than you'll find on Turks and Caicos' quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, Whitby Beach is worth a visit.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors will find Whitby Beach by taking one of many northbound side roads that run off Whitby Highway, just after Whitby Salina Pond and nearby Hollywood Beach Suites.

Amenities and Ambiance

The white sand of Whitby Beach slopes slowly and gently, making the waters shallow and calm for even the youngest swimmers to enjoy. Surrounding North Caicos is a barrier reef which keeps the Atlantic waters calm, allowing visitors to enjoy snorkeling and swimming without strong waves breaking overhead.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the North coast of North Caicos; it's located near attractions like Wades Green Plantation, which is three and a half miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Whitby Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wades Green Plantation Historical Site 3.7 mi. SW North Caicos
Readymoney Gardens Botanical Garden 9.8 mi. SE None

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on North Caicos to Whitby Beach is Maria Mai. It should be noted that this area of Turks and Caicos is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for those who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find very many accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to Whitby Beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Whitby Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Pelican Beach Hotel 0.4 mi. E North Caicos Guest house
Parrot Cay Resort & Shambhala Retreat 5.6 mi. W Parrot Cay Resort

Food

While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Barracuda Beach Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Whitby Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barracuda Beach Bar -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
The Silver Palm Restaurant and Bar (649) 946-7113 International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Silver Palm Bistro (649) 247-8049 Eclectic Very Casual 1.7 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

North Caicos has several beautiful beaches, so Whitby Beach is not your only option.

You may also want to consider Sandy Point Beach, which is located five miles to the west.

You may find that Whitby Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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