Grace Bay Beach
This 13-mile stretch of sand is the most popular beachfront real estate on the Turks and Caicos. The beach is part of a national park and open to the public, but it’s lined with several hotels, like the Gansevoort and the Seven Stars. You could walk the whole length of the beach to get to the various restaurants and bars, but hotels typically restrict their beach loungers and cabanas to paying guests only. It’s not difficult to see why the beach is so beloved. The sand is baby-powder soft, and the water is warm and very shallow—adults can walk out quite far and still keep their heads above water. Since there are no lifeguards, the swimmable area is clearly marked. Those who aren’t staying on the beach should look for public access points around Grace Bay Road.