The third largest coral reef system in the world surrounds Providenciales, protecting the beaches that line the coast from rough water surges. This makes for calm surf that is great for young families and snorkelers. Additionally, the shores are kept clean and even beaches backed by large resorts and near residential communities are public.
You'll find several beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.
If you want to go snorkeling, a place providing that option is Davy Bight Beach. Bright turquoises waters line the shores of Davy Bight Beach, which are powdered with white sand. Though resort guests often speckle the landscape, for the most part the beach remains relatively uncrowded.
Another good option for snorkeling fans is Turtle Cove Beach. Turtle Cove Beach takes the form of an inverted crescent, wrapping around the land area that in turn wraps around Sellars Pond. The beach's sands are fine in nature and white in color, while the water that washes ashore is a deep dark blue.
Five Cays Bay: Five Cays Bay is not overly populated, but just by the nature of being located in one of the more populous areas of the island is does see more traffic than some other beaches. The shoreline is comprised of white powdery sand, while the waters are so light blue they verge on being called clear.
The following table lists more information about the beaches that you can find on the island.
|Babalua Beach||Central Providenciales||Providenciales||East|
|Blue Haven Beach||2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||East-Northeast|
|Blue Hills Beach||Blue Hills, Central Providenciales||Providenciales||West-Northwest|
|Davy Bight Beach||4.1 mi. Northwest of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||North West|
|Five Cays Bay||None||--||South West|
|Grace Bay Beach||0.9 mi. West of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||East|
|Half Moon Bay||3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Grace Bay||Half Moon Sandbar||East|
|Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach||2.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Pine Cay||Little Water Cay||North East|
|Long Bay Beach||2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||East|
|Malcolm's Road Beach||4.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||North West|
|Northwest Point National Park Beach||5.2 mi. Northwest of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||Northwest|
|Sapodilla Bay Beach||Southwestern Providenciales||Providenciales||South West|
|Simeon Rigby Hole||4.8 mi. West of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||West|
|Simeon Rigby Hole Beach||4.4 mi. West of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||West|
|Taylor Bay Beach||Southwestern Providenciales||Providenciales||South West|
|The Bight Beach||Central Providenciales||Providenciales||East|
|Thompson Cove Beach||Central Providenciales||Providenciales||West-Northwest|
|Turtle Cove Beach||Central Providenciales||Providenciales||East|
|Turtle Tail Beach||2.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grace Bay||Providenciales||East-Southeast|
|West Harbour Bluff||6.2 mi. South West of Central Blue Hills||Providenciales||South West|
Needless to say, you'll be able to find a nice selection of types of attractions. Navigate to this extended discussion about even more attractions if you'd like some more details.
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