Turtle Tail Beach

Turtle Tail Beach has some of the whitest sand on all of Provinciales. This a good thing too, since there is really nothing else here. With very shallow water, no restaurants or shopping nearby, and no large resorts to provide guests, visitors here will have to be content with walking the shoreline of this peaceful coast.

Set on the island of Providenciales, Turtle Tail Beach is on the East-Southeast edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying very close. The beaches in Turks and Caicos aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Turtle Tail Beach is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

How to Access The Beach

It is quite easy to reach this beach. It is located directly south from Grace Bay across the Juba Point Salina. If you head west on Leeward Highway and turn right on Venetian Road, it will eventually turn into Turtle Tail Drive. As you come along the beaches, you just need to pull over.

Amenities and Ambiance

Turtle Tail beach is actually a collection of smaller beaches separated by small portions of vegetation. Luckily, the water is so shallow that when you come across these vegetation patches you will have no problem simply walking around them. Keep in mind though, this is one beach where wearing shoes is a good idea. Sharp rocks and shells can be found hidden in the sand. Stepping on one barefoot can quickly ruin your outing.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Turtle Tail Beach is of course found in a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East-Southeast coast of Providenciales. It's located near The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Turks and Caicos, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Cheshire Hall, which is just a quick taxi trip away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Tail Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight Art Gallery 1.4 mi. NNW Providenciales
Casablanca Casino Gambling Site 2.9 mi. NE Providenciales
Provo Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.4 mi. NE Providenciales
The Turkcaician Gallery Art Gallery 3.8 mi. WNW Providenciales
Cheshire Hall Historical Site 3.8 mi. W Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 3.9 mi. WNW Providenciales
Chalk Sound National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.8 mi. W Providenciales
Northwest Point National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 11.0 mi. NW Providenciales

Cities and Towns

The closest town is , which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. If you are looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the closest options to Turtle Tail Beach.

Accommodations near Turtle Tail Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turks And Caicos Club 1.5 mi. NW Hotel
West Bay Club -- -- Hotel
Coral Gardens 1.6 mi. NNW Resort
Tyler Cottages 1.6 mi. N Cottages
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa 1.7 mi. N Resort
Alexandra Resort 1.9 mi. N Resort
The Regent Palms 2.0 mi. N Resort
The Somerset On Grace Bay 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Sibonne Beach Hotel 2.1 mi. N Hotel
Sands At Grace Bay 2.2 mi. N Resort

Food

When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Matsuri Sushi Bar. This restaurant serves delicious Japanese food. They are also famous for their sushi.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Turtle Tail Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese Very Casual 1.5 mi. NW
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. NW
Atlantic Bar and Grill (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Fusion Informal -- --
Somewhere Cafe (604) 519-8630 Tex-Mex Informal 1.6 mi. NNW
Arizona's (649) 946-8000 Tex-Mex Informal 1.7 mi. N
Barefoot by the Sea (649) 946-8000 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. N
Bayside Restaurant -- International Informal 1.7 mi. N
Bella Napoli Pizzeria (649) 946-8000 Italian Informal 1.7 mi. N
Bobby Dee's (649) 946-8000 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. N
Cafe de Paris (649) 946-8000 French Informal 1.7 mi. N
Cricketer's Pub (649) 946-8000 British Informal 1.7 mi. N
Dino's Pizzeria (649) 946-8000 Italian Very Casual 1.7 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Turtle Tail Beach on Providenciales.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy The Bight Beach, found within a mile or so. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Long Bay Beach. You'll find it two miles to the east.

You may also want to consider Grace Bay Beach, located two miles to the north. Grace Bay Beach, on the northeast coast, is a popular spot with tourists, but its twelve miles of powder soft sands give travelers the opportunity to find a private area to relax in the sun.

Maybe Turtle Tail Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Turks and Caicos you might like.

 

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