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 near the middle of the island of Grand Turk, Hawkes Nest East Beach is on the South edge of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Hawkes Nest East Beach are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you prefer shores which provide a serene enclave, then a good choice for you is Hawkes Nest East Beach; it's found in a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


Found on the South coast of Grand Turk; the area hosts attractions such as The Salt House, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Brown House are 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 having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shore will be found nine and a half miles from this site of historical significance.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might think about making the trip to Cockburn Town, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Cockburn Town is a quick trip away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the table below.

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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Capt Hook's Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has American cuisine. Many guests rave about their sandwiches. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located near 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Grand Turk besides Hawkes Nest East Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Governor's Beach, which is 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.

You may find that Hawkes Nest East Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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