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.

Located toward the center of the island of Grand Turk, Corktree Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Corktree Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in Turks and Caicos may be just as beautiful, but are usually more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

If you tend to favor shores which offer those who visit a quiet experience, then maybe head on over to Corktree Beach; it is located in a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Grand Turk; this area boasts other attractions such as Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're intrigued by Turks and Caicos' history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Brown House, which is 12 miles to the south-southwest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Corktree Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 1.4 S Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 1.6 S Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 NE Grand Turk
The Salt House Museum 1.9 SSE Grand Turk
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 11.7 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Corktree Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see might consider going to Cockburn Town, because it's not far away and is an active, busy area. From the beach, Cockburn Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Corktree Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bohio Dive Resort 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Island House 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Turks Head Hotel -- -- Hotel
Salt Raker Inn 2.1 mi. S Hotel
Osprey Beach Hotel 2.2 mi. S Resort
White Sands Beach Resort 4.3 mi. S Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Guanahani Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant serves delicious International food. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Corktree Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 946-2135 International Informal 0.7 mi. S
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Cool Beans Cafe (649) 245-5174 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. SSE
Barefoot Cabana (649) 946-1966 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
A&E Food Snacks -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Secret Garden Restaurant (649) 946-2260 Caribbean, Continental Informal 2.1 mi. S
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. S
Birdcage Restaurant (649) 946-2666 Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. S
Barbie's Bar (649) 946-2981 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Captain Zheng's (649) 242-2436 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Mookie Pookie Pizza Palace (649) 946-1538 Italian Very Casual -- --
John's Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on Grand Turk will have lots of options besides Corktree Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Pillory Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the south.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Turks and Caicos, but Corktree Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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