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 island of Grand Turk, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you usually choose coasts that offer those who visit a serene experience, then you will want to try White Sands Beach; it's located in a less urbanized section of Grand Turk.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as White Sands Beach is on the South coast of Grand Turk; it's located near attractions like The Salt House, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

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. The nearest historical attraction is Brown House, which is eight and a half miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 close to Cockburn Town, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at White Sands Beach who are hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about checking out Cockburn Town, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Cockburn Town is just up the road, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. Some of the closest options are displayed in the list below.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Froots is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their salads and sandwiches.

Nearby restaurant options are provided 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

Grand Turk has many nice beaches, so if White Sands Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Governor's Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. 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.

Turks and Caicos has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to White Sands Beach could end up a family favorite.


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