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 toward the center of the island of Grand Turk, Murray Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Murray Beach for a few hours. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

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


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of Grand Turk; the area hosts attractions such as Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're intrigued by Turks and Caicos' history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brown House, which is 11 miles to the south-southwest.

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 Murray Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Brown House Historical Site 11.1 SSW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 11.5 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Murray Beach is in the Cockburn Town area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Murray Beach guests seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about heading over to Cockburn Town, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Turks and Caicos. From Murray Beach, Cockburn Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. Murray Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers won't find that many places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to Murray Beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Murray Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turks Head Inne 1.1 mi. SW 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


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Barbie's Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Bahamian and Caribbean dishes on the menu. They are also famous for their conch fritters and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Murray Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barbie's Restaurant (649) 946-2981 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. W
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SW
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 231-3572 Caribbean, International Informal 1.3 mi. NW
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 1.3 mi. NW
Jack's Shack (649) 232-0099 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 2.9 mi. SSW
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 3.1 mi. S
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 3.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Murray Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grand Turk.

You may also enjoy Pillory Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Turks and Caicos, and dropping by Murray Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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