Hawkes Nest East Beach

If you're planning an island getaway that includes staying right on the beach, Hawkes Nest East Beach on Grand Turk island is one such choice.

Situated on the island of Grand Turk, Hawkes Nest East Beach is on the South edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Turks and Caicos. While Hawkes Nest East Beach may be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
Most cottages along the beach are just steps away from the water and have their own private parking lots.

Amenities and Ambiance

Hawkes Nest East Beach features tan colored sand along a shore of deep blue water that laps the shores at a relaxing pace. Private cottages that lay claim to individual tracts of the beach dot the shore, which make the overall ambiance of the beach a quiet and secluded one.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Hawkes Nest East Beach brings guests an idyllic and serene enclave, especially since the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Hawkes Nest East Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Grand Turk; it will be near other attractions like The Salt House, which is two miles to the north-northwest.

Historical attractions such as Brown House offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Hawkes Nest East Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, you'll find this spot nine and a half miles to the south west of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Salt House Museum 2.1 NNW Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 2.4 NW Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 2.7 NNW Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.1 N Grand Turk
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 9.1 SW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Hawkes Nest East Beach guests seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about checking out Cockburn Town, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of Turks and Caicos. From Hawkes Nest East Beach, Cockburn Town isn't far off, about two miles (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
White Sands Beach Resort 1.3 mi. WSW Grand Turk Hotel
Osprey Beach Hotel 2.0 mi. NW Grand Turk Resort
Salt Raker Inn 2.1 mi. NW Grand Turk Hotel
Turks Head Hotel -- -- Grand Turk Hotel
Island House 3.2 mi. N Grand Turk Hotel
Bohio Dive Resort 3.3 mi. NNW Grand Turk Hotel
Castaway Salt Cay 9.1 mi. SW Salt Cay Cottages
Tradewinds Guest Suites 9.2 mi. SW Salt Cay Guest house


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. Capt Hook's Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. Visitors often rave about their sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Capt Hook's Grill (649) 946-2978 American Very Casual 1.3 mi. WSW
Jack's Shack (649) 232-0099 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 1.3 mi. W
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. SW
Tasty Delights (649) 946-2465 Caribbean -- 1.4 mi. SW
John's Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
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 -- --
Birdcage Restaurant (649) 946-2666 Eclectic Informal 2.0 mi. NW
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. NW
Secret Garden Restaurant (649) 946-2260 Caribbean, Continental Informal 2.1 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grand Turk, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy Governor's Beach, located a mile and a half to the west. Governor's Beach on Grand Turk is a gorgeous beach with soft, white sands and calm waters. The relative seclusion found here is great for taking a long stroll down the coast, while snorkeling is also a favorite activity.

Hawkes Nest East Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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