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 near the heart of the island of Half Moon Sandbar, Half Moon Bay is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Half Moon Bay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Half Moon Bay on the East coast of Half Moon Sandbar. Provo Golf & Country Club is located two and a half miles to the , and it is one of a few area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Cheshire Hall offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Half Moon Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shoreline is eight and a half miles to the west-southwest of this site of historical interest.

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 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
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 5.4 SW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 8.2 WSW Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 8.2 WSW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Half Moon Bay is close to Grace Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Grace Bay, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


How many other people you encounter at Half Moon Bay will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists 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
Royal West Indies Resort 3.1 mi. SW Resort
Windsong Resort -- -- Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. Gilley's Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. The restaurant is one and a quarter miles away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

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

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, located six miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located three quarters of a mile to the west-northwest.

You might also want to visit 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.

Half Moon 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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