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.

Situated near the middle of the island of Providenciales, Turtle Tail Beach is on the East-Southeast edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The beaches in Turks and Caicos aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Turtle Tail Beach is less exposed than the others, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

You should remember that the area right around Turtle Tail Beach is highly urbanized, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East-Southeast coast of Providenciales; it's located near attractions like The Turkcaician Gallery at the Bight, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Caicos Heritage House offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Turtle Tail Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Turks and Caicos' past, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this shore will be found a mile and a half from this site of historical significance.

If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, 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
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 1.9 mi. N Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NNE Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. NNE 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
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

Grace Bay is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a room close to Turtle Tail Beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from close-by. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Turtle Tail Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turks And Caicos Club 1.5 mi. NW Hotel
West Bay Club 1.6 mi. NW 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 Palms Turks and Caicos 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

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Turks and Caicos' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. Matsuri Sushi Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Japanese food. They're also renowned for their sushi.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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
Noodle Bar and Kitchen (649) 946-8550 Asian, Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. NW
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.6 mi. NW
Juliens Wine & Deli (649) 244-1134 International 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

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Turtle Tail Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Providenciales.

Another location you might enjoy is The Bight Beach, situated just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Long Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located two miles to the east.

You may also enjoy Grace Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles. 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.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Turtle Tail Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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