Thompson Cove Beach

A small beach, and not very well known by tourists, Thompson Cove Beach is frequented mainly by locals and those staying at nearby villas. The shallow cove and white sand make it perfect for relaxing, but not much else. If you are looking for a spot in the warm sun to lay out on, then Thompson Cove is your place.

Located on the island of Providenciales, 1.8 miles southeast of Blue Hills, Thompson Cove Beach is on the West-Northwest coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. At Thompson Cove Beach, you won't be too far from the town's major conveniences, yet the shore has a secluded quality to it.

How to Access The Beach
For being a “hidden” beach, Thompson Cove is surprisingly easy to find. From Grace Bay, just head west on Leeward Highway. After the first roundabout, just as you pass the hospital, there will be a road on the right called Thompson Cove Road. As you might expect, this road leads to the beach. If you find yourself at the second roundabout (right before the airport) you missed your turn.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is really not much in the way of anything at Thompson Beach. Small rocks and urchins can be found in the water, making it hard to swim or wade, and the occasional rock can make beach activities difficult. This is a quiet beach for those looking to relax.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the region in which Thompson Cove Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Thompson Cove Beach is on the West-Northwest coast of Providenciales; the area is home to other attractions such as The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Cheshire Hall, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Thompson Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 0.5 S Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 0.7 S Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 3.3 E Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.3 SW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 4.2 E Providenciales


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it typically isn't that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Thompson Cove Beach.

Accommodations near Thompson Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Airport Inn 1.3 mi. SW Hotel
Turtle Cove Inn 1.7 mi. E Hotel
Queen Angel Resort 1.8 mi. E Resort
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
West Bay Club 2.8 mi. E Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 3.0 mi. E Hotel
Coral Gardens 3.1 mi. E Resort
Tyler Cottages 3.3 mi. E Cottages
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 3.6 mi. E Resort
Alexandra Resort 3.8 mi. E Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Turks and Caicos' specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Macky's Cafe is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also known for their barbecue.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Thompson Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean 0.5 mi. S Providenciales
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese 0.7 mi. SE Providenciales
Sweet T's -- Caribbean 1.0 mi. SSW Providenciales
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican -- -- Providenciales
Carambola Grill And Lounge (649) 946-8122 Caribbean 1.3 mi. SW Providenciales
Gilley's Cafe (649) 946-4472 American, Caribbean 1.4 mi. SW Providenciales
Gilley Cafe Duty Free Shop (649) 946-8554 -- 1.5 mi. S None
Greenbean Cafe (649) 941-4830 American 1.5 mi. S None
Hole In The Wall Restaurant (649) 941-4136 Caribbean 1.5 mi. S None
Le Bouchon (649) 946-5234 French 1.5 mi. S None
Melt (649) 432-1234 International 1.5 mi. S None
Middle Caicos Cafe (649) 245-5905 Caribbean 1.5 mi. S None

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Providenciales, so Thompson Cove Beach is not your only option.

You might also want to visit Babalua Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the east.

Of course, Turks and Caicos has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Thompson Cove Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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