Big Ambergris Cay

Named after the waxy substance that comes off the migrating humpback whales, Big Ambergris Cay is an island in the southeast area of the Turks & Caicos chain. Because of its relatively new popularity as a tourist area the island has a kind of wild beauty that has been virtually untouched. The seclusion of the island's gorgeous beaches draws an elite crowd of tourists and homeowners.

Located on the island of Big Ambergris Cay, this beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Big Ambergris Cay.

Amenities and Ambiance

The extreme seclusion and uninhabited qualities of this island are a main attraction for some people who enjoy nature's wild beauty. Humpback whales migrate in large numbers through the waters in the winter and are a sight to behold. A yaht harbor and hotels are available for tourists who stop on the island.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. An assortment of spend their time on Big Ambergris Cay including local fishermen working in the waters, a small number of local residents, and luxury tourists and estate owners who visit the yacht harbor and hotels.

Big Ambergris Cay offers those who visit a quiet and serene haven, since the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Big Ambergris Cay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find pleasantly without tourist attractions and hotels, in a secluded area on the North East coast of Big Ambergris Cay.

If you can't wait to see as many of Turks and Caicos' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Big Ambergris Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
White House Historical Site 26.6 E Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 26.7 E Salt Cay
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 26.8 E Salt Cay
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 32.9 ENE Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 32.9 ENE Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

The closest metropolitan area to Big Ambergris Cay is .


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked.

Don't expect to find any of Turks and Caicos' large hotels and resorts near this beach, but if you're trying to elude hoards of tourists, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will certainly be welcomed.


There aren't any restaurants close to this coast, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Big Ambergris Cay.

You may also enjoy Balfour Beach, which is located 26 and a half miles away.

Maybe Big Ambergris Cay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Turks and Caicos offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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