Bambarra Beach is a beautiful and long coast that found on the central north coast of Middle Caicos. This beach is on an extensive and shallow bay, so the water here is calm, clear, and a little warmer than surrounding coasts.
This beach fronts the small historical settlement of
Bambarra, which has stood since the days of the
Loyalist plantations in the late 1700s.
Bambarra Beach is a great and calm coast for swimming or relaxing at. It make a great stop after visiting the majestic
Mudjin Harbour, where the
surf and swell can be far more powerful. Consequently, Bambarra Beach is a great place to visit with small children due to the tranquil ocean conditions.
A small pier for local fishing boats is found here, along with several small tiki-huts. Casuarina trees line the coastline, and provide excellent and dense shade.
The exquisite and uninhabited rock of
Pelican Cay is found in the bay fronting Bambarra. Like many of the little cays and rocks on the northern coasts of the Caicos Islands, this island is primarily
marine limestone, with limited amounts of salt-resistant coastal vegetation on top.
Visitors to Bambarra Beach may feel tempted to walk out through the shallow water to Pelican Cay, but be aware that it’s almost half a mile (.8 km) off the coast. It’s definitely possible to wade out, yet it’ll likely take longer than expected.
Valentine’s Day Cup Model Sailboat Race
Every year in February, the colourful Valentine’s Day Cup model sailboat race takes place on Bambarra Beach. This cultural celebration features model
Caicos Sloop races, beach BBQs, and live music.
The annual Valentine's Day Cup model sailboat race held at Bambarra Beach.
Navigation across North Caicos and Middle Caicos is simple, as the road layout across the two islands is quite linear. From the
passenger ferry port at
Sandy Point, simply travel on the main paved road across North Caicos, cross the
causeway, and continue on the main paved road that leads through Middle Caicos.
You’ll be in the village of
Conch Bar at time point. Take the first paved right, which is the start of a extensive paved road that leads to
The Turn for Bambarra Beach
The only tricky part in getting to Bambarra Beach is finding the final beach access road. You’ll want to stay on the road from Conch Bar for 5.5 miles (8.8km), and the access is on the left. Look for an unpaved road with a few small coconut palms. If the road makes an abrupt right at a cut in the soft limestone hill, you’ve just passed the turn.
Once on the beach access road, continue for .75 miles (1.2km) to the ocean. Check the map below. The parking area with the tiki huts at Bambarra Landing is the main access to this beach.