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.

Located in the heart of the island of Providenciales, in the vicinity of Grace Bay, Turtle Cove Beach is on the East edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that Turks and Caicos has plenty of secluded beaches. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better suited for one of the few lively beaches, 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 restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Turtle Cove Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Turks and Caicos, but eating at the beach can be especially fun. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Turtle Cove Beach including its availability of amenities and services can be located inside a commonly visited area. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it is a smart reason to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, like coming earlier in the day. If you come later, you might run the risk of all those comforts being unavailable.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Turtle Cove Beach on the East coast of Providenciales; this area boasts other attractions such as The Turkcaician Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Cheshire Hall provide 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 straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this coast is fairly close to this place of historical significance.

If a visit to the Turtle Cove Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay close to Turtle Cove Beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

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

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 nearest places to eat is Tiki Hut. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Turtle Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tiki Hut (649) 941-5341 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. S
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 -- --
Mis Amigos (649) 946-4229 Mexican Informal -- --
Chinson Grill Shack (649) 941-3533 Caribbean, Chinese Informal 1.0 mi. W
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic Very Casual 1.3 mi. ESE
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese Very Casual 1.3 mi. ESE
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
Macky's Cafe (649) 941-3640 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Turtle Cove Beach.

Another option worth considering is Babalua Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Turtle Cove Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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