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 near the middle of the island of Providenciales, The Bight Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. While Turks and Caicos has beaches that are more secluded than The Bight Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract families and couples alike.
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.
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.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are available for guests hoping for a break from the hot sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
You should remember that the immediate vicinity around The Bight Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.
The Bight Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Providenciales; it will be near other attractions like The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.
If you want to learn more about the history of Turks and Caicos, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Cheshire Hall, which is two and a half miles to the west.
If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight||Art Gallery||0.6 mi.||E||Providenciales|
|The Turkcaician Gallery||Art Gallery||2.5 mi.||W||Providenciales|
|Art Gallery||2.6 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|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.1 mi.||WSW||Providenciales|
|Northwest Point National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.4 mi.||NW||Providenciales|
The closest town is , which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Since this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it shouldn't be that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your party are hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the options closest to The Bight Beach.
|Turks And Caicos Club||0.3 mi.||E||Hotel|
|West Bay Club||--||--||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|
|Miramar Resort||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|
A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Atlantic Bar and Grill. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. They are also famous for their seafood.
Nearby restaurants are listed below.
|Atlantic Bar and Grill||(649) 946-8550||Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||--||--|
|(649) 941-3274||Japanese||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||S|
|(649) 941-8724||Eclectic||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||S|
|Somewhere Cafe||(604) 519-8630||Tex-Mex||Informal||0.5 mi.||E|
|Beach House Restaurant||(649) 946-5800||Caribbean, French||Informal||0.9 mi.||WNW|
|Baci Ristorante||(649) 941-3044||Italian||Informal||0.9 mi.||W|
|Sharkbite Bar & Grill||(649) 941-5090||Eclectic||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||W|
|Arizona's||(649) 946-8000||Tex-Mex||Informal||1.0 mi.||ENE|
|Barefoot by the Sea||(649) 946-8000||Caribbean||Informal||1.0 mi.||ENE|
|Bayside Restaurant||--||International||Informal||1.0 mi.||ENE|
|Bella Napoli Pizzeria||(649) 946-8000||Italian||Informal||1.0 mi.||ENE|
|Bobby Dee's||(649) 946-8000||American||Very Casual||1.0 mi.||ENE|
Needless to say, there are other beaches on Providenciales besides The Bight Beach worth visiting.
If the vibrant atmosphere of The Bight Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Turtle Tail Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located a mile and a half to the southeast.
Travelers may also want to consider Turtle Cove Beach, located only a short distance away.
Maybe The Bight Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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