A sampling of beaches in Providenciales

Providenciales has many of the best beaches in the world, with its sugar-fine sand and turquoise waters.  Here’s a list of our favorites:

Grace Bay Beach, of world-wide fame, is a 7 mile stretch of beauty! It is bordered by the Bight beach on one side and Leeward beach (aka Pelican beach) on the other.
Leeward Beach aka Pelican Beach is located on the  northeast cost of Providenciales and is a continuation of Grace Bay Beach but is much less crowded. For this reason, private villa rentals in Leeward are in high demand.
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The Bight Beach is also a continuation of Grace Bay beach, but in the opposite direction (towards the marina).  It is great for families with children and is also a favorite for kite boarders. The Bight Reef nearby is also an exquisite place to visit and the Children’s Park access has the largest and prettiest beach access on island, with lots of parking.

Channel Beach. located on Leeward Going Through, is a continuation of Leeward Beach (aka Pelican Beach), curving around the Point, with the same sugar-fine sand and azure blue waters.  I love it as it is a very private area, off the beaten track.

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The Bight Reef ( you can access it via Coral Gardens) is the most popular snorkeling site on Providenciales, particularly for children who are being initiated or who are experienced. You walk right off the beach into shallow water and the reef is there for viewing. It extends for about 385 feet.  Great spot for kids!


Smith’s Reef  is located between the Bight and Turtle Cove. It is common to see lots of fish, barracudas, rays and turtles. It can be rocky in the area so swim shoes might be an option. (I’m not a great swimmer and I sometimes find the current difficult)

Taylor Bay  has about 1900 ft of beach on the south coast of Providenciales in the Chalk Sound area. The water is quite shallow and calm, so it’s a great spot to take children who can frolic to their hearts content. Access it via Ocean Point Drive, past the tennis courts.

Sapodilla Bay is a small sheltered beach located in the Chalk Sound area, diagonally across the road from Las Brisas Restaurant. The ocean here is calm and shallow which makes it another great place to take children.

Babalua Beach is a quiet  and laid-back beach to visit. It can be a bit rocky, but there is good snorkeling as a result. It is  bordered  by the canal into Turtle Cove Marina and  by the sea cliffs of Blue Mountain.

Long Bay Beach is very popular with local kiteboarders on windy days. The shallow water makes it possible to go out for quite a distance.

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