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 southern edge of the island of South Caicos, 0.8 miles southeast of Cockburn Harbor, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should consider going off the beaten path to 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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Long Cay Beach. There are so many dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Turks and Caicos, but having a meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Long Cay Beach. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Tucked away, Long Cay Beach as well as its offering of comforts are a popular choice for visitors looking to be free from the crowded shores, as it is found within a quiet area. Thus sweating to locate an unoccupied convenience while at the beach is something that you will not do often, despite what time it is.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Long Cay Beach is on the South West coast of South Caicos. Accommodations nearby include the South Caicos Ocean & Beach Resort, which can be found just a short distance away. Tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this hotel, perhaps the closest booking option near Long Cay Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional popular spots you can drive to.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 closest part on South Caicos to Long Cay Beach is Cockburn Harbor. This interesting part of South Caicos is just 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 a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Dolphin Grill. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Long Cay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Balfour Beach, which is located 22 and a half miles to the southeast.

You may find that Long Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Turks and Caicos you might like.


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