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 coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Hawkes Nest East Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Hawkes Nest East Beach brings guests an angelic and serene place to escape, due to the fact that the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Grand Turk; it will be near other attractions like Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is two and a half miles to the north-northwest.

Historical attractions such as Brown House offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Hawkes Nest East Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Turks and Caicos, if you are interested in exploring. As a matter of fact, this shore is nine and a half miles to the south west of this place of historical significance.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Brown House Historical Site 9.3 SW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 9.6 SW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Hawkes Nest East Beach is in the Cockburn Town area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Hawkes Nest East Beach visitors hoping to find some additional excitement might consider heading to Cockburn Town, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Turks and Caicos. From Hawkes Nest East Beach, Cockburn Town is a quick trip away, about two miles (three kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty 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 can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Osprey Beach Hotel 2.0 NW Grand Turk Resort
Salt Raker Inn 2.1 NW Grand Turk Hotel
Turks Head Inne 2.1 NW Grand Turk Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Margaritaville Grand Turk. The restaurant has a menu featuring American food. Visitors often rave about their appetizers and hamburgers. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Hawkes Nest East Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
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
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. NW
Barbie's Restaurant (649) 946-2981 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 2.7 mi. NNW
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 231-3572 Caribbean, International Informal 3.3 mi. NNW
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 3.3 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Hawkes Nest East Beach on Grand Turk.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Turks and Caicos you might like.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.