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.

Set on the island of Grand Turk, Murray Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Vacationers will notice that, while Murray Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, it's also not one of Turks and Caicos' most crowded beaches. It's the perfect choice for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here.

What's Nearby


Murray Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Grand Turk. It's located near The Salt House, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Brown House, which is 11 miles to the south-southwest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 tourists hoping to find some additional excitement might want to think about heading to Cockburn Town, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Turks and Caicos. From the beach, Cockburn Town isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a nice range of lodging options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which are listed in the following table.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Murray Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Cool Beans Cafe. This restaurant serves International food. They also specialize in coffee and hamburgers.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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.

Another location you may want to try is Pillory Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Murray Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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