Not a nice beach to swim at, this beach is however decent for beach combing and at times is a viable kiteboarding spot.
2 star rating for White Sands Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The coast here tends to have a bit more seaweed than at the island's other beaches.
White Sands Beach is a secluded 1.5 mile (2.4km) stretch of coast on the southeast of Grand Turk. The water here is very shallow with large amounts of seaweed, so it’s a poor location for swimming or
cruise ship visitors looking to explore on their own, it’s a one to two mile (1.5-3km) walk down the beach from the
Grand Turk Cruise Center.
Scarcely anything remains of the historical site today, but the low bluff of Gun Hill on the northern end of this beach was once home to a small British cannon battery. This late 1700s or early 1800s light fortification was probably built in response to possible threats from France and the Haitian revolution.
Record-keeping on such matters unfortunately haven’t been thorough in the past, however, several of the cannons on public display on Grand Turk likely came from this site, as well as the previous site of Colonel Murray’s Fort to the north.
This beach is more difficult to access than most of the other beaches on Grand Turk. A poor condition track does lead to White Sands beach along
Hawkes Nest Salina, but for most the easiest way to get here is to walk up the coast northeast from
Boaby Rock Point.