The Bight Beach

A popular beach for those outside Grace Bay, the Bight Beach is known for it eclectic mix of secluded and developed area. Some parts of Bight Beach has the sand full of rocks, while others have the sand full of beach chairs. This gives you the chance to find a spot that is perfect for you.

Located in the heart of the island of Providenciales, The Bight Beach is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Social beachgoers may particularly enjoy this beach because of its crowded, urban location. Actually, The Bight Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
Many of the visitors coming to this beach will simply walk from their hotel or villa. However, if you will be driving, you can find parking right at the beach. If you take Leeward Highway west out of Grace Bay, turn onto Pratt's Road. This will take you to Lower Bight Road. Turn left and you will see parking for the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is a bit to see at the Bight Beach. The beach is more natural than Grace Bay, and beach fauna will be easy to spot for anyone exploring the area. Additionally, those who take to the water will be treated to a show of fish, coral, and even the occasional sea turtle.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs will be available for guests hoping for a place to relax in the shade. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

The Bight Beach as well as its conveniences can be found within a tourist hotspot. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it is an appropriate reason to make plans for times when there are less people, perhaps heading to the beach earlier when it is a little cooler. If you do not, you might not be able to use all the services that The Bight Beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Providenciales; the area hosts attractions such as The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Caicos Heritage House, which is a mile and a half to the east.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near The Bight Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 0.6 mi. E Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 1.6 mi. E Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 2.3 mi. E Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. ENE Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. W Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 2.6 mi. W Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 2.9 mi. ENE Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.4 mi. ENE Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.1 mi. WSW Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.4 mi. NW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

The Bight Beach is close to Grace Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Grace Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers seeking a hotel room near The Bight Beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near The Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
West Bay Club 0.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Coral Gardens 0.5 mi. E Resort
Tyler Cottages 0.7 mi. ENE Cottages
Queen Angel Resort 0.9 mi. W Resort
Turtle Cove Inn 0.9 mi. W Hotel
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 1.0 mi. ENE Resort
Alexandra Resort 1.4 mi. ENE Resort
The Palms Turks and Caicos 1.5 mi. ENE Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at The Bight Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Stix. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and contemporary dishes on the menu. They are also known for serving seafood and tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near The Bight Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary 0.2 mi. E Providenciales
Noodle Bar and Kitchen (649) 946-8550 Asian, Caribbean 0.2 mi. ESE Providenciales
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese 0.4 mi. S Providenciales
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic 0.4 mi. S Providenciales
Somewhere Cafe (604) 519-8630 Tex-Mex 0.5 mi. E Providenciales
Juliens Wine & Deli (649) 244-1134 International -- -- Providenciales
Beach House Restaurant (649) 946-5800 Caribbean, French 0.9 mi. WNW Providenciales
Baci Ristorante (649) 941-3044 Italian 0.9 mi. W Providenciales
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic 0.9 mi. W Providenciales
Arizona's (649) 946-8000 Tex-Mex 1.0 mi. ENE Providenciales
Barefoot by the Sea (649) 946-8000 Caribbean 1.0 mi. ENE Providenciales
Bayside Restaurant -- International 1.0 mi. ENE Providenciales

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides The Bight Beach on Providenciales.

Another location you might enjoy is Turtle Tail Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it a mile and a half to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Turtle Cove Beach, located only a short distance away.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and The Bight Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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