Right in front of Osprey Beach Hotel is the beautiful Osprey Beach. Despite the fact that the most frequent visitors are hotel guests, the beach is in fact open to the public and offers a great chance to snorkel with vibrant tropical fish and you may even catch a glimpse of an octopus.
Positioned in the heart of Cockburn Town, Osprey Beach is on the South West edge of Grand Turk. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While Turks and Caicos has more secluded beaches than Osprey Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to appeal to couples and families alike.
Visitors can access Osprey Beach from Duke Street a main, paved road that leads to Osprey Beach Hotel.
Osprey Beach enjoys sugar white sand that is well cared for so that it is appealing to hotel guests. The sand leads up to bright blue waters that are shallow and clear enough that you can often see to the bottom. As a lovely addition, palm trees dot the landscape, giving it that extra feel of island paradise.
Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There all types of dining experiences in Turks and Caicos that visitors can partake in, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.
The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.
You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Osprey Beach because there are public restrooms. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.
With that said, please remember that even if you will be able to find options for amenities present while at Osprey Beach, it will be found within a tourist hotspot. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it should be an appropriate idea to think ahead to beat all the other tourists, maybe having your beach visit earlier when it is a little cooler. If you come later, it's possible you may run the risk of all of the services being unavailable.
Osprey Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South West coast of Grand Turk. It is close to H.M. Prison Museum, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.
If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brown House, which is ten miles to the south-southwest.
If a visit to the Osprey Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.
|H.M. Prison Museum||Museum||0.7||N||Grand Turk|
|The Salt House||Museum||0.8||NE||Grand Turk|
|Turks & Caicos National Museum||Museum||0.9||N||Grand Turk|
|Grand Turk Lighthouse||Lighthouse||3.8||N||Grand Turk|
|Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing||9.6||SSW||Salt Cay|
Osprey Beach is close to Cockburn Town, so walking the city is a definite option. Osprey Beach guests looking for some additional excitement might want to consider making the trip to Cockburn Town, which is not far away and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Cockburn Town is a fairly short distance away, maybe about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters).
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
You'll find a pretty good assortment of hotel booking options to choose from close to Osprey Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.
|Osprey Beach Hotel||0.1 mi.||NNE||Grand Turk||Resort|
|0.3 mi.||NNE||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Turks Head Hotel||--||--||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Bohio Dive Resort||1.6 mi.||N||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Island House||1.9 mi.||NNE||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|White Sands Beach Resort||2.0 mi.||S||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Castaway Salt Cay||9.6 mi.||SSW||Salt Cay||Cottages|
|Tradewinds Guest Suites||9.7 mi.||SSW||Salt Cay||Guest house|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.
Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.
|(649) 946-2981||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Captain Zheng's||(649) 242-2436||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
|(649) 946-1538||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
|Birdcage Restaurant||(649) 946-2666||Eclectic||Informal||0.1 mi.||NNE|
|John's Restaurant||--||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|The Sand Bar||(649) 243-2666||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||N|
|Secret Garden Restaurant||(649) 946-2260||Caribbean, Continental||Informal||0.3 mi.||NNE|
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.8 mi.||N|
|(649) 946-1966||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||N|
|(649) 245-5174||International||Very Casual||1.4 mi.||NNE|
|Guanahani Restaurant and Bar||(649) 946-2135||International||Informal||1.6 mi.||N|
|Ike & Donkey Beach Bar||(649) 946-2135||Eclectic||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||N|
There are multiple beaches to discover on Grand Turk, of course, so if Osprey Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Another option worth considering is Murray Beach, located within a couple of miles.
Turks and Caicos has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Osprey Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.
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