Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world! The water is calm and crystal clear and there are lots of incredible, quiet beaches that you must visit!
Here are our favorites:
My absolute favorite place! It's a beautiful lagoon with tiny, lapping waves. You can wade out 100 yards and the water is barely up to your belly button. Enjoy the whole day just sitting in the water and drinking a beer. Getting there is a snap! Pass through the industrial area from Chalk Sound Drive, turn left on Ocean Point Drive, about 300 meters later you can park along the road (you'll see other cars parked) and there will be a path to the beach on the right. Once you're done with your beach day, head to Chalk Sound View Point for beautiful views of the tiny cays dotting the bay area.
Scantily occupied by beach goers but surrounded by gorgeous mansions, this skinny, long stretch of beach is aptly named. It's a bit rocky and packed with hard sand, making it great for a run along the water. Additionally, there are an abundant amount of conch shells to play with! However, it can be a little tricky to get to. It's off of the paved road so make sure to drive slowly. Once you make a right onto Long Bay Drive, the beach access is directly in front of you. There is a sign on a tree stating "To Da Beach" but it can be difficult to find if you don't know it's there (if you drive past Long Bay Beach Club, you went too far). Feel free to park along the edges of the road and enjoy your private beach!
There are multiple points of entry to the famed Grace Bay. If you prefer to be near the downtown area and resorts, then beach access, as well as great restaurants and bars, with public parking can be found near the Seven Stars Resort. If you are looking for something a little less touristy, then head up Grace Bay Drive about a mile. Directly across from the Leeward Palms entrance sign will be a parking area and a rocky path which will take you to a relaxing local beach free from skyscrapers and numerous beach chairs.
Easy to locate near the marina, you'll turn onto Bridge Road and then make a right onto Smith Reef Road. A few meters later you'll reach a dead end where there will be parking spots next to the beach access path. Not only is this beach gorgeous, you can also snorkel! There is a reef right off the beach where you can find tropical fish, turtles and sting rays!
Turks and Caicos has clear and gentle waters, so it's perfect for first time kayakers and paddle boarders. We rented a kayak from Neptune Brisas for $35 for an hour and a half to cruise around Chalk Sound National Park. There are quite a few little islands you can park your kayak and explore. Make sure to wear shoes as the islands are sharp and rocky and full of curious iguanas!