Northwest Point National Park

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One of the most important natural attractions on Providenciales, this property actually consists of Northwest Point Marine Natural Park and Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve. Touring both sides of the reserve is a great way to spend a few hours of your day.

The ocean front of the reserve is shallow and muddy, while the northwest point is covered by two inland salt water ponds. Mangroves are thick here, and the interior pond is inaccessible because of it. Swimming is permitted on the west side of the reserve.

Small coves and rugged coastlines are home to some of the best bird watching in the chain. Common sightings include Ospreys, Flamingos, Brown Pelicans, Reddish Egrets, Terns, Tricolored Herons, Stilts, and Oyster Catchers.

Location

Northwest Point National Park can be found on the island of Providenciales, 5.2 miles northwest of Blue Hills.

The trip to Northwest Point takes you down Millennium Highway all the way to the end of the road. There, you'll enter a one-lane road which serves as the reserve's entrance. A small sign that reads "National Park" serves as a marker, and from that point you'll drive for one mile until you reach the coast.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit to the wildlife reserve, don't worry -- you can find a broad selection of dining possibilities near this attraction. Da Conch Shack, which serves Caribbean food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Da Conch Shack is maybe about four and a half miles away, so grab a table and eat up! Sailing Paradise and Three Queens Bar and Restaurant are a couple other food and drink options near Northwest Point National Park. At Three Queens Bar and Restaurant you shouldn't leave without taking a bite of their specialty, seafood.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in viewing a second wildlife reservation, visit Chalk Sound National Park, which is found within a car's reach of this attraction. There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including Cheshire Hall, which is seven and a half miles away Five Cays Settlements. Also consider heading over to Tropical Garden, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Northwest Point National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Cheshire Hall Historic Site 7.5 mi. ( km) SE Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Tropical Garden -- 8.1 mi. ( km) SE -- None
White House Coral Gardens -- 8.1 mi. ( km) SE -- None
Caicos Heritage House Historic Site 10.5 mi. (1.5 km) ESE Grace Bay Providenciales

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Policies

Fishing is illegal on property.

Location: Providenciales

 

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