Osprey Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach

Visitors can access Osprey Beach from Duke Street a main, paved road that leads to Osprey Beach Hotel.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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.

Activities and Attractions Near Osprey Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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 Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 9.6 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

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).

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Osprey Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Osprey Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. NNE Grand Turk Resort
Salt Raker Inn 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

Food

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 Barbie's Bar. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Osprey Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
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
A&E Food Snacks -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. N
Barefoot Cabana (649) 946-1966 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
Cool Beans Cafe (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

Other Beaches

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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