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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. At Osprey Beach, the shore has a private, secluded quality, yet it's not far from some of the town's major hot spots.

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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Osprey Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are an assortment of dining options in Turks and Caicos, but don't think that tables, chairs, and waiters are prerequisites for a great meal. Some visitors, in fact, find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a snack bar here.

Osprey Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Osprey Beach including its offering of amenities are found within a relatively urbanized region. With that fact in mind, if you feel that these amenities make or break a trip, it'll be a good reason to come early in the day well before the crowds fill up or perhaps even going to a more secluded beach in a more remote area. Otherwise, you could possibly not completely enjoy all the amenities that Osprey Beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Turk. It is near some interesting sites like Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want more information on the history of Turks and Caicos, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, some visitors enjoy Brown House, which is ten miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Osprey Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Brown House Historical Site 9.8 SSW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 10.1 SSW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Osprey Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to think about going to Cockburn Town, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Turks and Caicos. From the coast, Cockburn Town isn't far off, roughly about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers generally won't find many hotels in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to Osprey Beach can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Osprey Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Osprey Beach Hotel 0.1 NNE Grand Turk Resort
Salt Raker Inn 0.3 NNE Grand Turk Hotel
Turks Head Inne 0.3 N Grand Turk Hotel

Food

If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. The Sand Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Osprey Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Barbie's Restaurant (649) 946-2981 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. N
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 231-3572 Caribbean, International Informal 1.6 mi. N
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 1.6 mi. N
Jack's Shack (649) 232-0099 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 1.8 mi. S
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 2.1 mi. S
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Grand Turk besides Osprey Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Murray Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Turks and Caicos offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Osprey Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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