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.

Positioned in Whitby, Whitby Beach is on the North coast of North Caicos. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of North Caicos. It's located near Wades Green Plantation, which is a brief cab ride away, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 closest part of North Caicos to Whitby Beach is Maria Mai. It should be noted that Maria Mai is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed 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 the area surrounding Whitby Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. 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 lists nearby dining 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

There are multiple beaches to discover on North Caicos, of course, so if Whitby Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Point Beach, which is located five miles to the west.

Whitby 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 keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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