Town Beach

Town Beach, with its calm waters and off shore reefs, is a popular spot for sunners, swimmers, and snorkelers.

Located in the heart of Cockburn Town, Town Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Turk. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
Town Beach is accessible via the south end of Duke Street, which runs parallel to the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Electrifying turquoise waters and soft almost pink sands make Town Beach a popular spot to enjoy the view.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Town Beach is highly urbanized, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Turk. H.M. Prison Museum is seen three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in learning more 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.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Town 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

Town Beach is very close to Cockburn Town, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Those visiting Town Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see might want to consider going to Cockburn Town, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Turks and Caicos. From Town Beach, Cockburn Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Town 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. Barbie's Bar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also famous for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Town 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 -- --
John's Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Birdcage Restaurant (649) 946-2666 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. NNE
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. NNE
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 on Grand Turk will have lots of options besides Town Beach.

Another option worth considering is Osprey Beach, located within a short distance.

Turks and Caicos has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Town Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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