Town Beach

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

Situated toward the center of Cockburn Town, Town Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Turk. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Town Beach happens to be found inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Town Beach on the South West coast of Grand Turk; the area is home to other attractions such as H.M. Prison Museum, which is three quarters of a mile to the north.

If you want more information on the history of Turks and Caicos, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Brown House, which is ten miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 in the Cockburn Town area, so walking the city is a definite option. Town Beach guests looking for a little additional excitement should think about going to Cockburn Town, since it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the beach, Cockburn Town is just up the road, roughly about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

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


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Barbie's Bar. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Grand Turk will have lots of options besides Town Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Osprey Beach, which is located less than a hundred yards to the northeast.

Perhaps Town Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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