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.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Though, be sure to keep in mind that even though visitors here find some forms of amenities present at Five Cays Bay, it can be located within an area popular among tourist. As such, if you know that the amenities influence your decision, it'll be a smart cause to come early in the day before most of the crowds fill up or perhaps try a beach further away. If not, you could possibly not use the amenities that the beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Turks and Caicos. Cheshire Hall is located one and an eighth miles to the , and it is among the attractions in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it is not typically all that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you and your party are looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Five Cays Bay.

Accommodations near Five Cays Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
The Palms Turks and Caicos 4.7 mi. ENE Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Gilley's Cafe. The restaurant offers both American and Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant is three quarters of a mile away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Five Cays Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gilley's Cafe (649) 946-4472 American, Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. NW
Sweet T's -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Carambola Grill And Lounge (649) 946-8122 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. NW
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. NNE
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 1.6 mi. NE
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican Informal -- --
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Las Brisas (649) 946-5306 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 2.3 mi. SW
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. NE
Tiki Hut (649) 941-5341 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. NE
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic Very Casual 2.5 mi. NE
Baci Ristorante (649) 941-3044 Italian Informal 2.5 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Turks and Caicos, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

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

Turks and Caicos has so much to offer, so visiting Five Cays Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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