Turtle Cove Beach

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Not far from Turtle's Cove Marina in Sellars Pond is the beautiful Turtle Cove Beach. Despite the locale, the beach remains relatively uncrowded, allowing visitors to enjoy the sun and sand with little distraction.

Situated near the center of the island of Providenciales, in the vicinity of Grace Bay, Turtle Cove Beach is on the East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Though planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Turks and Caicos is full of fun options, like Turtle Cove Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Turtle Cove Beach is located at the end of Coconut Road where visitors can find parking just before the designated beach area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Turtle Cove Beach takes the form of an inverted crescent, wrapping around the land area that in turn wraps around Sellars Pond. The beach's sands are fine in nature and white in color, while the water that washes ashore is a deep dark blue.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Turks and Caicos is no different. One of the best places to try local specialties is right on the water. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Turtle Cove Beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

However, it is important keep in mind that while you can find some comforts present if you go to Turtle Cove Beach, it will be found in an active, busy area. Because of this, if for you these amenities make or break a trip, it'll be an appropriate idea to come earlier in the morning before most of the crowds do or even going to a more secluded beach elsewhere. Or you may find the amenities becoming already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Providenciales; the area is home to other attractions such as Cheshire Hall, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Turks & Caicos National Museum, a lovely museum found three miles to the east, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.6 mi. WSW Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 2.8 mi. E Providenciales
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 2.9 mi. E Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.3 mi. E Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 3.9 mi. E Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.3 mi. SW Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 4.4 mi. E Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. NW Providenciales

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those looking to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Turtle Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Queen Angel Resort 0.4 mi. SE Resort
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
West Bay Club 1.3 mi. E Hotel
Coral Gardens Resort 1.6 mi. E Resort
Windsong Resort 1.6 mi. E Resort
Harbour Club 1.8 mi. S Villa complex
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 2.0 mi. E Resort
Alexandra Resort 2.4 mi. E Resort
The Palms Turks and Caicos 2.5 mi. E Resort
Sibonne Beach Hotel 2.5 mi. E Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Sharkbite Bar & Grill. This restaurant features eclectic food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Turtle Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. S
Beach House Restaurant (649) 946-5800 Caribbean, French Informal 0.3 mi. E
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 1.0 mi. W
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.3 mi. E
Noodle Bar and Kitchen (649) 946-8550 Asian, Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. E
Mackey's Cafe (649) 246-1881 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. W
Somewhere Cafe (649) 941-8260 Tex-Mex Informal 1.6 mi. E
Pizza Pizza (649) 941-8010 Italian -- 2.0 mi. SW
Sweet T's -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. WSW
Arizona's (649) 946-8000 Tex-Mex Informal 2.0 mi. E

Other Beaches

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

Vacationers may also want to visit Babalua Beach, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Turtle Cove Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Turks and Caicos offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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