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More than 1.5 million visitors flock to the Turks and Caicos every year to spend time
relaxing on some of the best beaches in the world. However, with so many options to choose
from, deciding which beach to visit can be overwhelming. To help narrow down the list, we
recently asked our followers what they considered the best beach in the Turks and
Caicos—and they delivered with some picks that can’t be beat. Without further ado, here are
the best beaches in the Turks and Caicos as voted by YOU.
Located on the north coast of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach is arguably the best-known
beach in the Turks and Caicos, having received several accolades over the years, including its
ranking as the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2022. Grace Bay Beach is a three-
mile stretch of pristine, turquoise water and idyllic white sand. A majority of Providenciales’
luxury resorts can be found along Grace Bay, and there are a number of convenient beach
accesses, making it easy to experience the best beach in the world for yourself.
Characterized by breathtaking limestone cliffs, white sand and rocky caves, Mudjin Harbour
is often said to be the best attraction on Middle Caicos and is among the finest landscapes in
the Turks and Caicos. Due to its location, Mudjin Harbour does not see as much foot traffic
as beaches such as Grace Bay Beach, making it an ideal option for those looking for a bit of
solitude. As the waves and tides can be powerful, a visit to Mudjin Harbour is sometimes
better suited for sight-seeing and relaxing rather than swimming. This gem of a beach is
easily accessible thanks to ferry services that operate between Providenciales and North
Caicos, which is connected to Middle Caicos by a road causeway.
On the south coast of Providenciales near the area of Chalk Sound you’ll find Taylor Bay: a
scenic yet relatively short coastline consisting of calm, shallow, electric blue water—making
it an ideal spot for small children. Taylor Bay is particularly fascinating during low tides,
when large patches of sand with intricate patterns are revealed. As the access point for Taylor
Bay can be difficult to find, this beach does not see as many crowds as Grace Bay.
The small, historical settlement of Bambarra on Middle Caicos is home to the stunning
Bambarra Beach: a long coastline on a shallow bay, with water that’s calm, clear and a bit
warmer than surrounding coasts. Unlike the neighboring Mudjin Harbour, the conditions at
Bambarra Beach are ideal for a day of swimming. At Bambarra Beach, you’ll find tall
casuarina trees providing ample shade, charmingly colorful huts and occasionally beach
vendors. A number of rocky isles can also be found just off of the coast.
Situated toward the northeast end of Providenciales, Leeward Beach is ideal for experiencing
a taste of the beauty that is Grace Bay Beach, with a much smaller crowd. White sand with a
powder-like texture, crystal-clear waters, and opportunities for activities such as snorkeling
and kayaking make Leeward Beach a standout among beaches in the TCI. Leeward Beach is
also affectionately known as Sunset Beach, as it offers the perfect setting for watching a
world-famous Turks and Caicos sunset.
At Blue Heron Vacations, we pride ourselves on offering some of the finest accommodations
on Providenciales and a comprehensive list of services to ensure your vacation is the kind
you’ll be talking about for years to come. Get in touch to start planning your Turks and
Caicos with the island experts—we’d love to help. See our selection of Private Villas in Providenciales.