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 coast of Grand Turk. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Although Osprey Beach is not the most secluded beach in Turks and Caicos, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to attract small crowds.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Osprey Beach. Every destination has its own unique cuisine, and Turks and Caicos is no different. One of the most convenient, and relaxing spots to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

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

Restrooms are available at Osprey Beach. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Osprey Beach is is a much-visited area, so the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Osprey Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Grand Turk. It is close to H.M. Prison Museum, which is seen three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Brown House provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Osprey Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Turks and Caicos' past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this site can be found ten miles to the south-southwest of this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 in the Cockburn Town area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Osprey Beach guests seeking further attractions might think about going to Cockburn Town, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Turks and Caicos. From the shore, Cockburn Town is a fairly short distance away, about about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay within a car's reach. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the table below.

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

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Barbie's Bar. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Osprey Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Murray Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the northeast.

Osprey Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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