Corktree Beach

Grand Turk has a number of beautiful beaches to choose from, one of which is the quiet Corktree Beach. The beach remains consistently uncrowded, perfect for visitors who prefer solitude as they explore the area. Another recommendable feature are the shallow waters in which snorkeling can be done.

Positioned on the island of Grand Turk, Corktree Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Corktree Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Turks and Caicos may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Corktree Beach, but tend to be more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach
Corktree Beach is not far from Cork Tree Road, where parking can be found.

Amenities and Ambiance

Rugged foliage gives way to the tan colored sand that makes up the shoreline of Corktree Beach. The waters here are such that one can wade for quite awhile before reaching swimmable depth.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Corktree Beach provides a quiet and tranquil haven, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Set on the North coast of Grand Turk; the area is home to other attractions such as Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is a mile and a half away.

Historical attractions like Brown House offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Corktree Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Turks and Caicos. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found 12 miles from this interesting historical site.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Corktree Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 1.4 S Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 NE Grand Turk
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 11.7 SSW Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 11.9 SSW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 12.2 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Corktree Beach is very close to Cockburn Town, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Corktree Beach who are looking for some additional excitement might think about making the trip to Cockburn Town, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of Turks and Caicos. From the shore, Cockburn Town isn't far off, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Corktree Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers will not find very many hotels withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Corktree Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bohio Dive Resort 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Turks Head Inne 2.0 mi. S Hotel
Salt Raker Inn 2.1 mi. S Hotel
Osprey Beach Hotel 2.2 mi. S Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. Guanahani Restaurant and Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Corktree Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 231-3572 Caribbean, International Informal 0.7 mi. S
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Barbie's Restaurant (649) 946-2981 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 1.4 mi. S
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. S
Jack's Shack (649) 232-0099 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 4.1 mi. S
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 4.4 mi. S
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 4.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on Grand Turk will have lots of options besides Corktree Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Pillory Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Corktree Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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