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.

Positioned in the heart of Five Cays, this beach is on the South West coast of Providenciales. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Active, fun-seeking vacationers might like this beach because of its crowded, urban location. In fact, Five Cays Bay is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

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.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Bear in mind that the region in which Five Cays Bay is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the South West coast of Providenciales; it's located near attractions like Cheshire Hall, which is one and an eighth miles away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Five Cays Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.1 mi. NNE Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 mi. NNE Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 1.3 mi. NNE Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.9 mi. SW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 3.8 mi. ENE Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 6.1 mi. ENE Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 6.6 mi. ENE Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.1 mi. NW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

This beach is in the Five Cays area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The city of Five Cays is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Five Cays Bay is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically all that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the closest accommodations to Five Cays Bay.

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
Miramar Resort 2.4 mi. NE Hotel
Turtle Cove Inn 2.4 mi. NE Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 3.5 mi. ENE Hotel
West Bay Club -- -- 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

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Bangkok Express. This restaurant features Asian cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Five Cays Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bangkok Express (649) 946-4491 Asian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Bernie's Roadside Cafe (649) 941-8194 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Cedar Lodge (649) 941-5755 -- -- 0.4 mi. NE
Dolphin's Sports Bar & Grill (649) 231-6364 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Garam Masala (649) 332-2000 Asian, Indian Informal 0.4 mi. NE
Hong Kong Resturant (649) 941-7380 Chinese Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Lupo Restaurant (649) 431-5876 Italian Informal 0.4 mi. NE
Mango Reef Restaurant (649) 946-8200 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. NE
Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese -- 0.4 mi. NE
The Cornor Cafe (649) 941-8724 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
The S Shack (649) 345-4440 International, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Turquiose Island Ventures (649) 231-4361 -- -- 0.4 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Five Cays Bay.

You may also want to consider Thompson Cove Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Turks and Caicos, and Five Cays Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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