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.
Set in Bringamosa, Long Bay Beach is on the East coast of Providenciales. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Long Bay Beach is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in Turks and Caicos may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Long Bay Beach, but tend to be more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.
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.
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 concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, 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.
You'll find this beach on the East coast of Providenciales. It is close to Casablanca Casino, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.
Historical attractions like Cheshire Hall offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Long Bay Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found only a short taxi ride away from this interesting historical site.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Casablanca Casino||Gambling Site||1.8||N||Providenciales|
|Provo Golf & Country Club||Golf Course||2.2||N||Providenciales|
|The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight||Art Gallery||2.6||W||Providenciales|
|The Turkcaician Gallery||Art Gallery||5.7||W||Providenciales|
The closest town is , which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.
Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist area, it usually isn't all that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you're looking to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Long Bay Beach.
|Ports of Call Resort||1.8 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Ocean Club West||1.8 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Caribbean Paradise Inn||1.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Royal West Indies Resort||2.0 mi.||N||Resort|
|The Regent Grand||2.0 mi.||NW||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|
When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. Coco Bistro is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.
Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.
|Coco Bistro||(649) 946-5369||Mediterranean||Informal||1.7 mi.||N|
|Barefoot Cafe||(649) 946-5282||Caribbean||--||--||--|
|Blue Iguana Grill||(649) 941-8914||International||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||NNW|
|Jimmy's Dive Bar||--||American||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||NNW|
|Via Veneto||(649) 941-2372||Italian||Informal||1.8 mi.||NNW|
|(649) 946-5282||Caribbean||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|
|Danny Buoy's||(649) 946-5921||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.9 mi.||NW|
|(649) 941-3797||American||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||NW|
|Yoshi's Sushi & Grill||(649) 941-3374||Japanese||Informal||2.0 mi.||NW|
Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Long Bay Beach.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Turtle Tail Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found two miles to the west.
You might also want to visit Grace Bay Beach, located two and a half miles away. 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 Turks and Caicos has many alluring attractions, a trip to Long Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.
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