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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Grace Bay is known as the most popular destination in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This beach destination has been ranked as the best beach destination in the world by TripAdvisor and “Best Beach” by Condé Nast magazine. These rankings certainly are not bestowed on a beach that doesn’t stand out, and Grace Bay certainly stands out in many ways. For one, the soft white sandy beach stretches for a full 12 miles along the north shore of the island. The contrast of the white sand against turquoise blue water and puffy white clouds makes for a memorable view, and the view only gets better at sunset when the entire sky and ocean lights up with a golden hue.

In addition to the sand and water, Grace Bay offers kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, day-cruises, sailing, beach volleyball and many more physical activities. When it comes to relaxing, there is ample space to throw down a blanket along the vast stretch of waterfront. Many oceanfront bars and restaurants also line the beach, making for convenient lunch, happy hour and dinner locations. Grace Bay is also very tourist friendly, as the full stretch is public beach. Only further back from the water and closer to the resorts are any areas of the beach private. This makes the beach ideal for a morning jog or long stroll at any time of day or night. 

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Long, white-sand beach. Ocean-front amenities. Crystal-clear water.

Cons

Main tourist beach of Providenciales (not necessarily a bad thing).

Address

Grace Bay Rd
Grace Bay
TKCA 1ZZ
Turks and Caicos Islands

Features

Fishing
Picnic tables
Lodging
Surfing
Marina
Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide

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