A small collection of coral heads can also be found about 750 feet (225 meters) out from the
Gansevoort resort, along with a beautiful little reef located 330 feet (100 meters) out and 900 feet west of the main Children’s Park access. Because of the sea grass and reefs, turtles, sting rays, eagle rays and barracudas are more common than at Grace Bay.
Although not part of the Bight Beach, the excellent snorkelling of
Smith's Reef can be found close by.
There are several Bight Beach accesses, but the Children’s Park is the main access. This location is on the best section of the beach, and ample free parking is provided.
The Bight Beach, Providenciales.
Other accesses can be found at
The Bight Reef (Coral Gardens), off of Via Camilla Lane, Lizard Lane and Delancy Lane, and off the S bend that connects Turtle Cove Drive and Lower Bight Road. Also, past the west end of the Bight Beach are the adjacent
Smith's Reef accesses.
By far the greatest danger to swimmers is the reckless usage of powerboats, who blatantly ignore the law without repercussion. Over the years, at least two people have been killed by being struck by a boat. Most of this behavior is by small vessels offering banana boat and wake rides and recent changes in the law require that such boats have a dedicated spotter. However, this law is not enforced and is often not followed. It’s important to be aware of them.
The Bight Beach is part of the
Princess Alexandra National Park, which has a 15mph speed limit for power vessels. Most boats operators flagrantly ignore this rule.
The area typically does not have any major currents. When
paddle boarding, or swimming far out, be aware that the wind is usually blowing offshore and it may be difficult to return to the beach.