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 should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. This isn't just another pretty beach, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Turks and Caicos. While Long Cay Beach may be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Long Cay Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are several, unique dining options in Turks and Caicos, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many visitors, in fact, would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

Long Cay Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Long Cay Beach's immediate surroundings are not near many tourist spots. Thanks to this, the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


Set on the South West coast of South Caicos. Accommodations nearby include the South Caicos Ocean & Beach Resort, which can be found only a short distance away. Some will choose to take a cab here, while others will prefer the walk to this property, one of the closest booking options accessible from Long Cay Beach, though you may not find too many additional popular spots in the area.

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 closest area of South Caicos to Long Cay Beach is Cockburn Harbor. This interesting part of South Caicos is only three quarters of a mile from the beach, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Cockburn Harbor is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Long Cay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Dolphin Grill. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also famous for their chicken and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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 who are looking for the ideal beach on South Caicos will have lots of options besides Long Cay Beach.

You may also want to consider Balfour Beach, which is located 22 and a half miles to the southeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Turks and Caicos, so visiting Long Cay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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