Located on the island of Grand Turk beside the more crowded Governor's Beach, Pillory Beach is well known amongst avid divers and snorkelers as one of the top spots in Turks and Caicos to do both. Just 400 yards offshore, you'll begin to encounter a whole new world of underwater sea life that you will never forget.
Positioned on the island of Grand Turk, Pillory Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Turks and Caicos may find that Pillory Beach is just the right spot. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.
Because the popular Bohio Dive Resort is located right on Pillory Beach, the roads that lead to the beach a paved and relatively easy to manage Likewise, it is easy to find parking around the beach area.
The stretch of beach known as Pillory Beach remains virtually untouched by human hands. This leaves its powder white sand in clean condition, and its almost neon turquoise waters clear and unclouded. As if in a movie, the water often sparkles in the sunlight. If you keep an eye past the the glistening shore you may catch a glimpse of jumping dolphins or humpback whales as they breach the surface.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.
This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Grand Turk. Turks & Caicos National Museum is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Turks and Caicos, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Brown House, which is 11 miles away.
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.
|Turks & Caicos National Museum||Museum||0.6||S||Grand Turk|
|H.M. Prison Museum||Museum||0.9||S||Grand Turk|
|The Salt House||Museum||1.2||SE||Grand Turk|
|Grand Turk Lighthouse||Lighthouse||2.3||NNE||Grand Turk|
|Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing||11.0||SSW||Salt Cay|
Pillory Beach is very close to Cockburn Town, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Pillory Beach guests seeking a little additional excitement should think about making the trip to Cockburn Town, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Turks and Caicos. From Pillory Beach, Cockburn Town is just up the road, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Pillory Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
You'll find a decent selection of hotels to pick from near the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the table below.
|Bohio Dive Resort||0.1 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Turks Head Hotel||--||--||Hotel|
|Island House||0.8 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Osprey Beach Hotel||1.4 mi.||S||Resort|
|White Sands Beach Resort||3.5 mi.||S||Hotel|
When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Guanahani Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant offers a menu of International food. They are also famous for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.
The following table lists places to eat near this beach.
|Guanahani Restaurant and Bar||(649) 946-2135||International||Informal||0.1 mi.||N|
|Ike & Donkey Beach Bar||(649) 946-2135||Eclectic||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||N|
|(649) 245-5174||International||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||ESE|
|(649) 946-1966||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||S|
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.8 mi.||S|
|Secret Garden Restaurant||(649) 946-2260||Caribbean, Continental||Informal||1.3 mi.||S|
|The Sand Bar||(649) 243-2666||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.4 mi.||S|
|Birdcage Restaurant||(649) 946-2666||Eclectic||Informal||1.4 mi.||S|
|(649) 946-2981||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Captain Zheng's||(649) 242-2436||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
|(649) 946-1538||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
|John's Restaurant||--||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
Grand Turk has many nice beaches, and Pillory Beach is just one option.
You might also want to visit Murray Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the east-southeast.
Pillory Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Turks and Caicos you might like.
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