The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, only 9 of which are inhabited and are
surrounded by a continuous coral barrier reef, the third-largest in the world, making the Turks and Caicos
Islands a premier scuba diving destination. The islands of the Turks and Caicos are easily accessible by air
from most major US hubs and major airlines. The islands as diverse as its people, from the cosmopolitan
center of Providenciales to the quiet islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, and Salt Cay, the exclusive private island resort of Parrot Cay, to the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk and fishing capital of South Caicos.
Each of the Turks and Caicos Islands offers a different experience and a unique character but all offer year
round great weather, beautiful beaches, and an abundance of water sports activities.
Quiet, Peaceful Seclusion. The secluded “Garden Island” of North Caicos is truly a destination where life is simple, relaxed and unstructured. Miles of white sand beach are protected from the Atlantic by a coral reef, providing safe swimming and sunbathing for all ages. North Caicos is 41 square miles, with a population of approximately 2500 residents, is located 12 miles northeast of Providenciales and accessible by a daily ferry service. The majority of vacation homes on North Caicos have been centered in the Whitby area attracted by the fabulous white sand beaches.
SANDY POINT BEACHFRONT
Located on the northwest side of North Caicos, Sandy Point Beach is 2 miles long with a mix of soft sand beach and some interspersed rocky sections to the east of Three Mary Cay. A nature sanctuary in the center of Sandy Point Beach, Three Mary Cay are limestone, Ironshore rocks swimming distance from the beachfront. The area is quite scenic and uninhabited with typically mild water temperatures making it a popular spot to visit for day trips, picnics, beachcombing, and swimming.
Regular scheduled ferries with Caribbean Cruising depart from Walkin Marina on Providenciales and arrive at Sandy Point Marina. Private boat charters can also be arranged at your convenience.