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.

Situated on the island of South Caicos, 0.8 miles southeast of Cockburn Harbor, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, 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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Long Cay Beach. Every destination has its own unique cuisine, and Turks and Caicos is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to sample the local fare is right next to the coast. 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.

Those who wish to eat lunch here will enjoy having access to picnic tables.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

A lesser known beach, Long Cay Beach as well as its offering of conveniences are likely to be a safe choice among guests that that are looking to escape from the busy beaches and crowded shores as it is found inside a peaceful part of the Turks and Caicos. With that fact in mind, fighting to obtain an unused service at the beach is not a thing you will have to do often, despite what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of South Caicos. Accommodations nearby include the South Caicos Ocean & Beach Resort, which can be found pretty close-by. Some will choose to take a cab here, while others will prefer the walk to this property, perhaps the most conveniently located hotel near Long Cay Beach, though you may not find too many additional close-by attractions.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 24.7 E Grand Turk

Cities and Towns

The nearest area on South Caicos to Long Cay Beach is Cockburn Harbor. This friendly part of South Caicos is just three quarters of a mile from the beach, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This part in Turks and Caicos is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Long Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Caicos Ocean & Beach Resort 0.8 mi. WSW Resort
Sailrock Resort 3.2 mi. NNE Resort


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Sunset Café & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Long Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Sunset Café & Bar (649) 242-7109 Caribbean 1.2 mi. W South Caicos

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Long Cay Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Balfour Beach, which is located 22 and a half miles away.

Long Cay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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