An adventure in itself to get to, this stretch of rugged and wild coastline is an amazing place to explore. Found to the west of Mudjin Harbour Beach, Norbellis Coves offers small beaches, limestone ocean cliffs, tiny ironshore cays, and great beachcombing opportunities.
Also found nearby is the interesting Blowing Hole feature, where a passage under the cliffs connects a small body of water with the ocean. This spot can be found about 600 feet (183 m) west from the main Norbellis Coves beach.
Norbellis Coves really isn’t a great place for casual swimming, but snorkeling can be good at some spots if ocean conditions are calm.
Due to the distances and remoteness of this beach, be sure to bring plenty of drinking water.
Flotsam and Jetsam Beachcombing
Large amounts of Atlantic flotsam collect on the small beaches of Norbellis Coves. Plastic fishing floats, drums, nets, rope, and bottles are scattered over the area, much of which have traveled thousands of miles on the North Equatorial Current.
Origin of the Name
Along with Platico Point, it’s believed that the name has Spanish origins, as Norbelis is a Cuban first name in Spanish.
Norbellis Coves is quite difficult to access, and there is unfortunately no direct road access. There are two ways to this beach: hiking along the clifftop Crossing Place Trail from the Mudjin Harbour Trailhead 🡓 (about 1.5 miles or 2.4 km), or hiking in on the Crossing Place Trail from the Western Trailhead 🡓 (0.5 miles or 0.8 km) from King’s Road, which is the main paved road that leads into Middle Caicos from the causeway).