Long Bay Beach

The main attractions on Providenciales are the beaches with their stunning sands and waters that are perfect for playing in, and Long Bay Beach offers both. Its seclusion, however, is one of the main attractions.

Located in Bringamosa, Long Bay Beach is on the East edge of Providenciales. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should give Long Bay Beach a try. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
You can find Long Bay Beach just one street south of Man of War Road West. A paved, but bumpy road, leads right to the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Long Bay Beach is a large stretch of coastline on the south shore, with beautiful white sands and hardly any visitors. The water is warmer on this side and the waves are shallow and calm, providing excellent swimming opportunities.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. With most people staying on Grace Bay, Long Bay Beach stays relatively unpopulated, while the length of the shore makes it easy to find a secluded setting.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Providenciales. It's located near Paradise Arts, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the local attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Turks & Caicos National Museum (positioned a mile and a half away) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Turks and Caicos' interesting past.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 1.7 mi. NW Providenciales
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 1.8 mi. NW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 1.8 mi. N Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 1.9 mi. NW Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 2.2 mi. N Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 5.7 mi. W Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.9 mi. W Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.4 mi. WNW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

Long Bay Beach is in the Grace Bay area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Grace Bay, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests looking for a room not far from the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Long Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Shore Club 1.6 mi. NNE Hotel
Ports of Call Resort 1.8 mi. NNW Resort
Ocean Club West 1.8 mi. NNW Resort
Villa Del Mar 1.9 mi. NNW Villa complex
Royal West Indies Resort 2.0 mi. N Resort
The Inn at Grace Bay 2.1 mi. NW Hotel
Villa Renaissance 2.1 mi. NW Resort
Club Med Turkoise 2.2 mi. N Resort
Le Vele Condominiums 2.2 mi. NW Resort
Sands At Grace Bay 2.2 mi. NW Resort

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Long Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. The Pork Shack is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Long Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Pork Shack -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Turks Kebab (649) 431-9964 Greek, Middle Eastern Very Casual 1.5 mi. NW
Coco Bistro (649) 946-5369 Mediterranean Informal 1.7 mi. N
Crackpot Kitchen (649) 231-3336 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. NNW
Via Veneto (649) 941-2372 Italian Fine Dining 1.8 mi. NNW
Caicos Cafe Bar and Grill (649) 946-5278 Eclectic Informal 1.8 mi. NNW
Retreat Kitchen (649) 432-2485 International, Vegetarian Informal 1.8 mi. NNW
Skull Rock Mexican Cantina (649) 941-4173 American, Mexican Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW
Giggles Icecream Parlor (649) 941-7370 American -- 1.8 mi. NNW
Lemon2Go (649) 941-4069 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW
The Patty Place (649) 339-9001 Jamaican Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW
Coyaba Restaurant (649) 946-5186 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Providenciales has many nice beaches, so Long Bay Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy The Bight Beach, located a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Turtle Tail Beach could provide more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it two miles to the west.

Travelers may also want to consider Grace Bay Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the northwest. 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, Long Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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