Little Ambergris Cay

Just south of South Caicos is the small island of Little Ambergris Cay. Much like many other uninhabited islands throughout the Turks and Caicos chain, the main draw of this island is its tranquil beachfront. Guests who need more than a beautiful beach to draw them to this location will be tempted by the well-known excellent bonefishing opportunities.

Located toward the center of the island of Little Ambergris Cay, this beach is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider going off the beaten path to Little Ambergris Cay.

How to Access The Beach
Little Ambergris Cay is accessible only by boat, typically chartered from South Caicos.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beaches that encircle Little Ambergris Cay feature powder white sands and waters that range from bright blue to turquoise. Another great feature of Ambergris Cay is that it is home to the second largest sand bar in the world.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Little Ambergris Cay brings visitors an idyllic and peaceful escape, as the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it pleasantly without tourist attractions and hotels, in a secluded area on the North West coast of Little Ambergris Cay.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Ambergris Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
White House Historical Site 31.5 E Salt Cay
Brown House Historical Site 31.6 E Salt Cay
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 31.7 E Salt Cay
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 37.7 ENE Grand Turk
Readymoney Gardens Botanical Garden 38.7 NNW North Caicos

Cities and Towns

It is a bit of a drive, but is the closest town. though you may see some small, residential towns as you get closer to the beach.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby.

You won't find any of Turks and Caicos' frequently visited resorts and hotels near this beach, though if you're hoping to avoid masses of vacationers, the lack of accommodation possibilities should be a welcomed sight.


You might not find any places to eat in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Little Ambergris Cay has many beaches, so if Little Ambergris Cay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers may also want to consider Balfour Beach, which is located 31 and a half miles away.

Turks and Caicos has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Little Ambergris Cay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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