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.

Situated on the island of Grand Turk, You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves might really enjoy an afternoon at 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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you go for shores which offer a serene haven, then think about trying out White Sands Beach; it is hidden away in a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South coast of Grand Turk. It is close to Turks & Caicos National Museum, which is a quick taxi ride away, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like Brown House offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at White Sands Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Turks and Caicos' past. Actually, this site can be found eight and a half miles to the south west of this place of historical significance.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near White Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Brown House Historical Site 8.4 SW Salt Cay
White House Historical Site 8.7 SW Salt Cay

Cities and Towns

White Sands Beach is very close to Cockburn Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. White Sands Beach guests looking for other opportunities for exploration might think about going to Cockburn Town, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Turks and Caicos. From White Sands Beach, Cockburn Town isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good assortment of rooming options to pick from in the area that surrounds White Sands Beach. The most accessible of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near White Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Osprey Beach Hotel 2.3 N Grand Turk Resort
Salt Raker Inn 2.4 N Grand Turk Hotel
Turks Head Inne 2.5 N Grand Turk Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Margaritaville Grand Turk. The restaurant has American cuisine. Many guests rave about their appetizers and hamburgers. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near White Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Margaritaville Grand Turk (649) 946-1880 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Froots (649) 946-2090 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Jack's Shack (649) 232-0099 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 0.7 mi. WNW
The Sand Bar (649) 243-2666 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Barbie's Restaurant (649) 946-2981 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 3.1 mi. N
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar (649) 231-3572 Caribbean, International Informal 3.8 mi. N
Ike & Donkey Beach Bar (649) 946-2135 Eclectic Very Casual 3.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

Grand Turk has several beautiful beaches, so White Sands Beach is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Governor's Beach, which is located within a short distance. 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.

Perhaps White Sands Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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