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.

Located near the center of the island of Providenciales, Turtle Tail Beach is on the East-Southeast coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Turks and Caicos' beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Turtle Tail Beach is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Turtle Tail Beach is found inside an area popular for visitors., you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned 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.

If you want more information on the history of Turks and Caicos, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Caicos Heritage House, which is a walk or a short cab ride away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Grace Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers trying to find a hotel room near Turtle Tail Beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You can find the closest booking options by perusing those listed in the table below.

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

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Matsuri Sushi Bar. The restaurant has a menu featuring Japanese food. Visitors often rave about their sushi.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Turtle Tail Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Matsuri Sushi Bar (649) 941-3274 Japanese 1.5 mi. NW Providenciales
Corner Cafe (649) 941-8724 Eclectic 1.5 mi. NW Providenciales
Noodle Bar and Kitchen (649) 946-8550 Asian, Caribbean 1.6 mi. NW Providenciales
Stix (649) 946-8550 Caribbean, Contemporary 1.6 mi. NW Providenciales
Juliens Wine & Deli (649) 244-1134 International -- -- Providenciales
Somewhere Cafe (604) 519-8630 Tex-Mex 1.6 mi. NNW Providenciales
Arizona's (649) 946-8000 Tex-Mex 1.7 mi. N Providenciales
Barefoot by the Sea (649) 946-8000 Caribbean 1.7 mi. N Providenciales
Bayside Restaurant -- International 1.7 mi. N Providenciales
Bella Napoli Pizzeria (649) 946-8000 Italian 1.7 mi. N Providenciales
Bobby Dee's (649) 946-8000 American 1.7 mi. N Providenciales
Cafe de Paris (649) 946-8000 French 1.7 mi. N Providenciales

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Turtle Tail Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like The Bight Beach, located just a little ways away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Long Bay Beach. It's located two miles to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit Grace Bay Beach, which is 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.

Perhaps Turtle Tail Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Turks and Caicos you might like.

 

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