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 on the island of Providenciales, in the vicinity of Grace Bay, Turtle Cove Beach is on the East coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Turks and Caicos are usually fairly quiet, but Turtle Cove Beach is decidedly different.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Turtle Cove Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Turks and Caicos offers plenty of great places to eat, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Some vacationers have lunch right on their towels in the sand. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

However, please keep in mind that while visitors here find some conveniences for you to enjoy while at Turtle Cove Beach, it is located inside an area that sees many visitors. Taking that into consideration, if for you the amenities make or break a trip, it'll likely be a good motivator to come in the morning well before the crowds or perhaps going to a beach in a more remote area. If you do not, you could possibly be unable to use all the amenities that this beach offers.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the East coast of Providenciales. It is near some interesting sites like The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Cheshire Hall are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Turtle Cove Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Turks and Caicos' past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is a mile and a half from this destination of historical interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. W Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 1.6 mi. WSW Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 1.7 mi. E Providenciales
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 2.7 mi. E Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 3.3 mi. E Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.4 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

How many other people you encounter at Turtle Cove Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests trying to find a room near the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Turtle Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turtle Cove Inn 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Queen Angel Resort 0.4 mi. SE Resort
La Vista Azul -- -- Resort
West Bay Club 1.3 mi. E Hotel
Turks And Caicos Club 1.5 mi. E Hotel
Coral Gardens 1.6 mi. E Resort
Tyler Cottages 1.7 mi. E Cottages
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

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Turks and Caicos' specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Tiki Hut. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Turtle Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Tiki Hut (649) 941-5341 Caribbean 0.2 mi. S Providenciales
Sharkbite Bar & Grill (649) 941-5090 Eclectic 0.2 mi. SE Providenciales
Magnolia Wine Bar & Restaurant (649) 941-5108 International 0.3 mi. S Providenciales
Beach House Restaurant (649) 946-5800 Caribbean, French 0.3 mi. E Providenciales
Top'O The Cove Deli (649) 946-4694 Eclectic -- -- Providenciales
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican -- -- Providenciales
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese 1.0 mi. W Providenciales
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic 1.3 mi. ESE Providenciales
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese 1.3 mi. ESE Providenciales
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary 1.3 mi. E Providenciales
Noodle Bar and Kitchen (649) 946-8550 Asian, Caribbean 1.3 mi. E Providenciales
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean 1.5 mi. W Providenciales

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Providenciales besides Turtle Cove Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Babalua Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.

Of course, Turks and Caicos has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Turtle Cove Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Turks and Caicos even more memorable.

 

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