Long Cay Beach

Long Cay Beach is located on the southern coast of South Caicos, in an area of the island that rarely sees much traffic other than by travelers heading to the beach.

Located on the island of South Caicos, 0.8 miles southeast of Cockburn Harbor, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider visiting Long Cay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Long Cay Beach is set at the end of a long dirt road, where guests may park their vehicle just short of where the sand begins.

Amenities and Ambiance

While the sandy shoreline of South Caicos' stretches straight on either side, Long Cay Beach juts out into the ocean in the shape of a "V." The sand is white and powdery, while the waters are aquamarine close to shore, becoming a more turquoise hue as the depth becomes deeper. Surrounding the beach for miles on end are trees and tropical plants.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are various types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Turks and Caicos, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Long Cay Beach because there are public restrooms. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Guests who hope to enjoy the amenities made available at this location, need not worry; Long Cay Beach is located in a region that rarely sees much of a crowd. Thankfully, because of this the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of South Caicos. You can stay at the nearby South Caicos Ocean & Beach Resort, which is found three quarters of a mile away, making it perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay reachable from Long Cay Beach, though you may not find too many additional popular spots in the region.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brown House Historical Site 22.5 ESE Salt Cay
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 22.5 ESE Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 22.6 SE Salt Cay
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 23.8 E Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 23.9 E Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on South Caicos to Long Cay Beach is Cockburn Harbor. This destination is only three quarters of a mile from the shore, so you needn't use up an entire day here. This section in Turks and Caicos is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Long Cay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Dolphin Grill is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their chicken and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Long Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dolphin Grill (649) 946-3810 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. WSW
Chicken Bar -- American Very Casual -- --
Muriel's Restaurant (649) 946-3535 Cajun Very Casual -- --
Sunset Café & Bar (649) 242-7109 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Dora's Restaurant (649) 946-3247 Caribbean Very Casual 2.1 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on South Caicos besides Long Cay Beach worth visiting.

You may also enjoy Balfour Beach, located 22 and a half miles to the southeast.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Long Cay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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