Set between the Grand Turk Cruise Terminal and the popular Governor's Beach is White Sands Beach. Most of the time the beach remains uncrowded and almost desolate, but when cruise ships are in port tourists seem to swarm the area.
Located on the southern side of the island of Grand Turk, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to White Sands Beach.
White Sands Beach, as one can imagine, enjoys a nice long stretch of powder soft white sand along sparkling blue water. Fishing boats dot the relatively calm waters.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
If you usually enjoy sunny days which offer those who visit a relaxing environment, then think about trying out White Sands Beach; it is back within a less urbanized sector of the region.
Found on the South coast of Grand Turk; the area hosts attractions such as The Salt House, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.
If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Turks and Caicos, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Brown House, which is eight and a half miles to the south west.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|The Salt House||Museum||2.6||N||Grand Turk|
|H.M. Prison Museum||Museum||2.9||N||Grand Turk|
|Turks & Caicos National Museum||Museum||3.1||N||Grand Turk|
|Grand Turk Lighthouse||Lighthouse||5.8||N||Grand Turk|
|Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing||8.2||SW||Salt Cay|
White Sands Beach is in the Cockburn Town area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. White Sands Beach guests seeking additional places to explore might want to consider heading over to Cockburn Town, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Turks and Caicos. From the coast, Cockburn Town is just up the road, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.
Beach-goers will find a decent variety of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding White Sands Beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table that follows.
|White Sands Beach Resort||0.6 mi.||W||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Osprey Beach Hotel||2.3 mi.||N||Grand Turk||Resort|
|Salt Raker Inn||2.4 mi.||N||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Turks Head Hotel||--||--||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Bohio Dive Resort||3.8 mi.||N||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Island House||3.8 mi.||N||Grand Turk||Hotel|
|Castaway Salt Cay||8.2 mi.||SW||Salt Cay||Cottages|
|Tradewinds Guest Suites||8.3 mi.||SW||Salt Cay||Guest house|
Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at White Sands Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Froots. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They're also renowned for their salads and sandwiches.
Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Froots||(649) 946-2090||American||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||W|
|Margaritaville Grand Turk||(649) 946-1880||American||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||W|
|(649) 946-2465||Caribbean||--||0.5 mi.||W|
|Capt Hook's Grill||(649) 946-2978||American||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||W|
|Jack's Shack||(649) 232-0099||Caribbean, Jamaican||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||WNW|
|John's Restaurant||--||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|(649) 946-2981||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|Captain Zheng's||(649) 242-2436||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
|(649) 946-1538||Italian||Very Casual||--||--|
|Birdcage Restaurant||(649) 946-2666||Eclectic||Informal||2.3 mi.||N|
|The Sand Bar||(649) 243-2666||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||N|
|Secret Garden Restaurant||(649) 946-2260||Caribbean, Continental||Informal||2.4 mi.||N|
There are multiple beaches to discover on Grand Turk, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.
Travelers may also want to consider Governor's Beach, located less than a mile away. Governor's Beach on Grand Turk is a gorgeous beach with soft, white sands and calm waters. The relative seclusion found here is great for taking a long stroll down the coast, while snorkeling is also a favorite activity.
While Turks and Caicos has many alluring attractions, White Sands Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.
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