Murray Beach

On the east coast of Grand Turk island is a small stretch of sand known as Murray Beach. As is common on the Turks and Caicos islands, this beach, though beautiful, often remains uninhabited. This makes it a great locale for vacationers looking for that deserted island feel when they spend a day at the beach.

Located on the island of Grand Turk, Murray Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those planning on making a stop at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors can gain access to Murray Beach by driving just off nearest main to road to a smaller dirt road. Find parking along the road, then make your way through the trees, where you will find the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Murray Beach features a thin stretch of white sand that leads up to turquoise colored waters.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

Murray Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Grand Turk. It's located near The Salt House, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

History-focused attractions such as Brown House are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Murray Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Turks and Caicos, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is 11 miles to the south-southwest of this place of historical significance.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Turks and Caicos. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Murray Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Salt House Museum 0.6 SW Grand Turk
H.M. Prison Museum Museum 1.0 W Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos National Museum Museum 1.0 W Grand Turk
Grand Turk Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.7 N Grand Turk
Salt Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 11.0 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Murray Beach is near Cockburn Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Murray Beach guests seeking other interesting places to see might consider heading to Cockburn Town, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Turks and Caicos. From the coast, Cockburn Town isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Murray Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island House 0.9 mi. NNW Hotel
Turks Head Hotel -- -- Hotel
Salt Raker Inn 1.2 mi. SW Hotel
Bohio Dive Resort 1.3 mi. NW Hotel
Osprey Beach Hotel 1.3 mi. SW Resort
White Sands Beach Resort 3.1 mi. S Hotel

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Cool Beans Cafe. This restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their coffee and hamburgers.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Murray Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cool Beans Cafe (649) 245-5174 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. NW
A&E Food Snacks -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Barefoot Cabana (649) 946-1966 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Secret Garden Restaurant (649) 946-2260 Caribbean, Continental Informal 1.2 mi. SW
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 946-2135 International Informal 1.3 mi. NW
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 1.3 mi. NW
Birdcage Restaurant (649) 946-2666 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. SW
Barbie's Bar (649) 946-2981 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Captain Zheng's (649) 242-2436 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Mookie Pookie Pizza Palace (649) 946-1538 Italian Very Casual -- --
John's Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Murray Beach on Grand Turk.

You may also want to consider Pillory Beach, located within a couple of miles.

While Turks and Caicos has many alluring attractions, Murray Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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