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Best Turks and Caicos Beaches in the Caribbean

Far & Wide logo: MainLogo Far & Wide 1/29/2023 Mariana Zapata

Is there such a thing as an ugly Caribbean beach? Probably not. Especially not on the idyllic shores of Turks and Caicos. 

This British Overseas Territory comprises 40 islands and cays south of the Bahamas. Only nine of these islands are inhabited, but most can be reached by an inter-island road or by boat. 

People paddle boarding in Turks and Caicos © Turks & Caicos Tourism People paddle boarding in Turks and Caicos

You'll find plenty of things to do in this amazing destination, but nothing can beat soft sand, green palm trees and water turquoise water. Turks and Caicos is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.

15. Horsestable Beach

Location: North Caicos

Horsetable Beach is the easternmost beach in the long stretch of sand covering the northern tip of North Caicos, and it is gorgeous and secluded. 

Shallow water makes it family-friendly and also allows for the creation of sandbars, which you can often swim or walk to. Visitors love the famous turquoise water and white sand, but there is also an abundance of wildlife.

If you're lucky, you'll be able to see pelicans, stingrays and lemon sharks. Don't worry, this species is very tame.

14. Sapodilla Bay Beach

Location: Providenciales

Though small, Sapodilla Bay Beach is as calm as can be. You won't have to worry about heavy waves here. The hills that surround the bay prevent strong winds and currents. Its geography makes it feel like your own private slice of heaven.

Once you're out of the water, take some time to visit Sapodilla Hill for sweeping views of the water. You'll also see big rocks where sailors carved messages and names.

13. Cove Beach

Location: South Caicos

This South Caicos beach has a great vibe and plenty of activities. Swimming is, of course, the preferred way to enjoy the water, but snorkeling just off the shore is also very popular.

Cove Beach Bar is right on the beach, providing food, drinks and — most importantly — bathrooms to happy beachgoers. Stay until dark to see an incredible sunset.

12. Big Sand Cay

Location: Salt Cay

With a population of about 108 people, Salt Cay is one of the smallest islands in Turks and Caicos. It's also somewhat sheltered from mass tourism by nature of it not being connected to the rest of the islands. 

Still, it's possible to take a boat to beautiful Salt Cay and make the trip to Big Sand Cay. The effort will be rewarded with a tranquil beach setting that will instantly make you feel at peace.

11. Cedar Point Beach

Location: Middle Caicos

If you're not one for all-inclusive resorts and crowded beaches, you'll love Cedar Point Beach. Just reaching this point is an adventure in itself, and one that will most likely require you to rent a 4x4. You'll drive the vehicle through somewhat rough terrain and to the wild beach. 

Needless to say, don't expect to find bars, beach chairs or any type of facility here. It'll be you, the waves and the wind. But if you make the trek here, that's probably exactly what you're looking for.

10. Sandy Point Beach

Location: North Caicos

North Caicos is known for being the greenest island of the group, which is why it's also a great bird-watching spot. This is part of what draws people to Sandy Point Beach. That and the nearby caves.

But even without these things, the beach itself is worth a visit. Its crescent shape makes it look as if it were hugging the warm, powdery blue Caribbean water that surrounds it.

9. Long Bay Beach

Long Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos © Orietta Gaspari/Getty Images Long Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos

Location: Providenciales

Lying on the beach is amazing, but some people want a bit more action on their vacation. If this is you, set your eyes on Providenciales' Long Bay. 

Often regarded as the best place in Turks and Caicos to go kiteboarding, the beach is blessed with winds that will take you through the waves. And if you fall, don't worry. The water is so shallow that you won't have a problem walking back to your kite.

Feeling up for something unique? Try horseback riding on the beach.

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