Five Cays Bay

Five Cays is one of three main centers of population on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos island chain. Within this area is Five Cays Bay, where visitors can find occasion to get away from their busy days sightseeing and relax along the shore.

How to Access The Beach
As the nearby side road turns into a sandy dead end, visitors will find an excuse to park their car, hop out, and head down another sandy stretch to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

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 bay is not known for high intensity waves, though a bit of body surfing may be possible. Note that stray potcake dogs are common along this stretch of sand.

Five Cays Bay does have public restrooms for your convenience. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Though, try to be sensitive to the fact that even if there will be some conveniences on location at Five Cays Bay, it can be located inside a commonly visited area. With that in mind, if you know that these amenities are a deciding factor, it'll likely be a smart motivator to visit earlier in the morning well before the crowds or perhaps try a beach elsewhere. Otherwise, you could possibly miss the opportunity to completely enjoy all the amenities that this beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South West coast of Turks and Caicos; this area boasts other attractions such as Cheshire Hall, which is one and an eighth miles away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Five Cays Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.1 NNE Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 1.3 NNE Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 SW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 3.8 ENE Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.8 ENE Providenciales

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a hotel room not far from Five Cays Bay shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Five Cays Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Airport Inn 0.9 mi. NW Hotel
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
Queen Angel Resort 2.4 mi. NE Resort
Turtle Cove Inn 2.4 mi. NE Hotel
West Bay Club 3.4 mi. ENE Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 3.5 mi. ENE Hotel
Coral Gardens 3.7 mi. ENE Resort
Tyler Cottages 3.9 mi. ENE Cottages
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 4.2 mi. ENE Resort
Alexandra Resort 4.6 mi. ENE Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Bangkok Express. The restaurant serves delicious Asian cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Five Cays Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bangkok Express (649) 946-4491 Asian 0.4 mi. NE None
Bernie's Roadside Cafe (649) 941-8194 American 0.4 mi. NE None
Cedar Lodge (649) 941-5755 -- 0.4 mi. NE None
Dolphin's Sports Bar & Grill (649) 231-6364 American 0.4 mi. NE None
Garam Masala (649) 332-2000 Asian, Indian 0.4 mi. NE None
Hong Kong Resturant (649) 941-7380 Chinese 0.4 mi. NE None
Lupo Restaurant (649) 431-5876 Italian 0.4 mi. NE None
Mango Reef Restaurant (649) 946-8200 Caribbean 0.4 mi. NE None
Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese 0.4 mi. NE None
The Cornor Cafe (649) 941-8724 American 0.4 mi. NE None
Turquiose Island Ventures (649) 231-4361 -- 0.4 mi. NE None
Twenty-One North (649) 946-5143 -- 0.4 mi. NE None

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Five Cays Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Thompson Cove Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Five Cays Bay 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 there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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