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.

Positioned 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 might want whether or not you are staying nearby. Thompson Cove Beach is one of those beaches that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's not empty and secluded either.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Thompson Cove Beach is located within an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Found on the West-Northwest coast of Providenciales; it will be near other attractions like The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Cheshire Hall are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Thompson Cove Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this shore is three quarters of a mile from this destination of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For vacationers hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Thompson Cove Beach.

Accommodations near Thompson Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
The Palms Turks and Caicos 4.0 mi. E Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Thompson Cove Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Macky's Cafe. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their barbecue.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Thompson Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 0.7 mi. SE
Sweet T's -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSW
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican Informal -- --
Carambola Grill And Lounge (649) 946-8122 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. SW
Gilley's Cafe (649) 946-4472 American, Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. SW
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Sailing Paradise -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. NW
Three Queens Bar and Restaurant (649) 941-5984 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Tiki Hut (649) 941-5341 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. E
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International Fine Dining 1.6 mi. E
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic Very Casual 1.7 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, Thompson Cove Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Providenciales.

Travelers may also want to consider Babalua Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the east.

Thompson Cove Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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