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.
Located toward the center of the island of Grand Turk, Hawkes Nest East Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you might want to plan a visit to Hawkes Nest East Beach.
Most cottages along the beach are just steps away from the water and have their own private parking lots.
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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
If you happen to choose sunny days which offer visitors an idyllic experience, then you will want to try Hawkes Nest East Beach; it's back in a much quieter part of the region.
Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Grand Turk; it's located near attractions like The Salt House, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
Historical attractions like Brown House provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Hawkes Nest East Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore is 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 plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|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, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing||9.1||SW||Salt Cay|
Hawkes Nest East Beach is close to Cockburn Town, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Hawkes Nest East Beach who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about checking out Cockburn Town, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Turks and Caicos. From Hawkes Nest East Beach, Cockburn Town is not far away, about two miles (three kilometers).
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
You'll find a decent amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the list below.
|White Sands Beach Resort||1.3 mi.||WSW||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Osprey Beach Hotel||2.0 mi.||NW||Grand Turk||Resort|
|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|
A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Capt Hook's Grill. This restaurant has a menu featuring American food. They are also famous for their sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.
The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.
|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|
|(649) 946-2465||Caribbean||--||1.4 mi.||SW|
|John's Restaurant||--||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|(649) 946-2981||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Captain Zheng's||(649) 242-2436||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
|(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|
Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Hawkes Nest East Beach doesn't suit their tastes.
Another option worth considering is Governor's Beach, which is located only a short distance away. 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 there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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