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 near the center of the island of Grand Turk, Corktree Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. This isn't just another pretty beach, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Turks and Caicos. While Corktree Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Corktree Beach offers those who visit an idyllic and serene getaway, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Corktree Beach is on the North coast of Grand Turk. It is near some interesting sites like Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is found a mile and a half to the south, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to learn more about the history of Turks and Caicos, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Brown House, which is 12 miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Guests visiting Corktree Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about heading over to Cockburn Town, which is in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the beach, Cockburn Town is not far away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following table.

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


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Guanahani Restaurant and Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious International food. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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 in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Turk besides Corktree Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Pillory Beach, located within a short distance.

You may find that Corktree Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Turks and Caicos offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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