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 in the heart of the island of Half Moon Sandbar, Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Turks and Caicos. While Half Moon Bay may be a little bit out of the way, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Half Moon Sandbar. It's located near Provo Golf & Country Club, which is situated two and a half miles to the , and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Turks & Caicos National Museum, a lovely museum found four and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Half Moon Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.8 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.3 SW Providenciales
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 4.3 SW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Half Moon Bay is near Grace Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Grace Bay is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

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. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers looking for a place to stay near the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed below.

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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can dive into Turks and Caicos' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Fire & Ice. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Cuban cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood. It is located one and a quarter miles away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Half Moon Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fire & Ice (855) 832-7667 Caribbean, Cuban Informal 1.3 mi. SSW
SALT Bar & Grill (649) 946-9900 Eclectic -- 1.3 mi. SSW
Seven (649) 941-7777 International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SW
The Deck (649) 941-7777 Caribbean, International -- 1.4 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
The Grill (649) 946-5050 International 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
Flamingo Cafe -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. SW
Pelican Bay Restaurant and Bar (649) 941-2365 Caribbean Informal 3.1 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Sandbar.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy The Bight Beach, found six miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest.

You may also want to consider Grace Bay Beach, 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Turks and Caicos, and Half Moon Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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