Half Moon Bay

Considered a part of Providenciales, Half Moon Bay is little more than a sand bar sandwiched between two uninhabited cays. Because the area is so small, it remains uninhabited, which offers a type of seclusion that can rarely be found these days. For it's natural beauty and quiet nature, Half Moon Bay is often voted one of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos.

Located on the island of Half Moon Sandbar, Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider going off the beaten path to Half Moon Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Half Moon Bay is only accessible by boat. The trip takes about 15 minutes and departs from Blue Haven Marina.

Amenities and Ambiance

The color of the ocean surrounding Half Moon Bay is so bright blue that it is hard to believe that such a hue exists in nature -- yet, it does. As the waves lap onto the sugar sand shore it can be mesmerizing. But, if you manage to tear yourself away, you'll find that there are limestone caves for exploring and a shipwreck available for diving.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the East coast of Half Moon Sandbar; it will be near other attractions like Provo Golf & Country Club, which is two and a half miles away.

Historic attractions, including Caicos Heritage House, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Half Moon Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shoreline is four and a half miles to the south west of this interesting historical site.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure 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 Half Moon Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 2.7 SW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 3.2 SW Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 SW Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.8 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.4 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Half Moon Bay is near Grace Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Grace Bay, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation destination, it typically isn't all that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the closest options to Half Moon Bay.

Accommodations near Half Moon Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Haven Resort 1.3 mi. SSW Resort
Seven Stars Resort 1.4 mi. SW Hotel
The Tuscany On Grace Bay Beach -- -- Hotel
Atrium Resort 1.8 mi. SW Resort
Beach House 1.9 mi. NE Hotel
Grace Bay Club 2.4 mi. SW Resort
Ocean Club Resort 2.7 mi. SW Resort
Club Med Turkoise 2.9 mi. SW Resort
The Shore Club 2.9 mi. SSW Hotel
Royal West Indies Resort 3.1 mi. SW Resort

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can dive into Turks and Caicos' specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Gilley's Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. The restaurant is one and a quarter miles away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Half Moon Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gilley's Restaurant (649) 946-5094 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
Fire & Ice (649) 946-9900 Caribbean, Cuban Informal 1.3 mi. SSW
SALT Bar & Grill (649) 946-9900 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. SSW
Sand Dollar (649) 941-7777 International Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Seven (649) 399-3777 International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SW
The Deck (649) 941-7777 Caribbean, International -- 1.4 mi. SW
Grill Rouge (649) 946-5050 International Informal 2.4 mi. SW
Infiniti Bar Restaurant (649) 946-5050 Caribbean, Spanish, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.4 mi. SW
Krave (649) 946-5050 Kosher, Vegetarian Informal 2.4 mi. SW
Fairways Bar & Grill (649) 946-5833 Caribbean Informal 2.7 mi. SW
Opus (649) 946-5885 International Informal 2.7 mi. SW
Ocean Club Cabana Bar (649) 946-5880 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 2.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Half Moon Sandbar besides Half Moon Bay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, found six miles away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach is just right. It's found three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest.

You might also want to visit Grace Bay Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the south west. Grace Bay Beach, on the northeast coast, is a popular spot with tourists, but its twelve miles of powder soft sands give travelers the opportunity to find a private area to relax in the sun.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Half Moon Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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