White Sands Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors can access the beach via the Grand Turk Cruise Terminal.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near White Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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 Cay Salt Works Salt, Spice, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing 8.2 SW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near White Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
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.

Restaurants near White Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Tasty Delights (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 -- --
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 -- --
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

Other Beaches

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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