• Governor’s Beach – Named after the nearby governor’s mansion, Governor’s Beach is a strip of pristine peach-white sand with shallow, clear water on one side and a shady casuarina grove on the other. You can expect to find vendors selling souvenirs and
refreshing drinks whenever a cruise ship is docked on the island.
• Leeward Beach – This beach is a hidden gem; it can be more difficult to access than others, but the results are priceless. Swimming conditions are superb, and thanks to less development and less traffic, you might find that you have this stretch of
paradise all to yourself.
• Grace Bay Beach – This is the world-famous, hallmark beach of the Turks and Caicos Islands. An extensive barrier reef about a
mile offshore helps ensure the beach stays flawless; there are no rocks or seaweed strewn among the pillow-soft white sand. With nearly all the luxury resorts making their home on Grace Bay Beach, this one is more crowded than some of our other choices — but all the better to people-watch.
• Long Bay Beach – Long Bay checks all the same boxes as the beaches above — turquoise water, white fine-grained sand and few swells. Its key distinction is it is the premier place to kiteboard. Due to northeast trade winds, you’ll almost always find onshore or side-on wind, and due to the shallow water, you’ll be able to stand without drifting downwind. This is the top choice
if you prefer your beach days to be more active and adventurous.