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 near the middle of the island of Big Ambergris Cay, this beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should check out Big Ambergris Cay, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Big Ambergris Cay is the ultimate convenience. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some 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 visitors an idyllic and serene environment, in part because the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach some ways away from hotels and other attractions in an area both quiet and peaceful on the North East coast of Big Ambergris Cay.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Big Ambergris Cay is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is .


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

You won't find any of Turks and Caicos' frequently visited hotels and resorts near this beach, though if you're trying to dodge masses of tourists, the shortage of accommodation possibilities will certainly be a pleasant sight.


You might not find any places to eat surrounding this location, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Big Ambergris Cay.

You might also want to visit Balfour Beach, which is located 26 and a half miles away.

Of course, Turks and Caicos has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Big Ambergris Cay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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