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This beautiful beach is found on the central north coast of Providenciales.
Typically sheltered from the common eastern trade winds, the water here is calm and clear. Unlike Grace Bay Beach, lush sea grass begins to grow on the ocean floor about 75 feet off the beach.
As is common to the country’s beaches, the sand here is clean and a brilliant white. It’s also a bit wider than the average beach on the island.
Many of the villas and resorts on this beach claim to be on Grace Bay, however, although the Bight Beach is excellent, it is its own distinct section of coast.
Several small reefs are found in the area, the most-famous of which is the The Bight Reef (Coral Gardens).
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.
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 kayaking, 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.