Rugged and remote are the defining features of the Middle Caicos beaches. Home to the tallest ocean cliffs in the country, much of this island’s coastline is located quite close to the deep water off the edge of the Caicos Islands underwater plateau.
As is the case with North Caicos, almost the majority of the west, south and east sides of Middle Caicos are mangrove wetlands and shallows. Because of this, all of the island’s beaches are found on the 17 mile north and northeast coast.
The scenic Mudjin Harbour and Bambarra Beach are the best beaches on Middle Caicos, but even considering the popularity, the number of visitors is so low that you’ll won’t likely have to share the coast with anyone. The other lesser known yet still beautiful beaches on the island can go weeks or months without seeing a soul.
As is the case throughout the Turks and Caicos, all beaches are public with free access. Discover your own piece of secluded white sand paradise on Middle Caicos.
Spur and groove reef formations, coral arches and yellow sea fans are abundant, and the occasional grey reef shark can be spotted as well.
Snorkelling quality on North Caicos and Middle Caicos is highly dependent on the weather. If it’s windy or if waves are breaking, we recommend postponing the activity.
For general swimming and snorkelling, we recommend avoiding the water when the waves are large. If such conditions are present, the typically-sheltered Bambarra Beach is a great alternative.