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The Bight Beach, Providenciales.

The Bight Beach

Beach Information
Watch for Boats
Do not take shells or coral
Do not touch fish or coral
Dogs must be on Leashes
Lionfish
No Fishing
No Lifeguard
No Littering
No Loud Music or Noise
No Open Fires
Toilets
Our Opinion
An excellent beach. Small reefs, stingrays and turtles can be found out in the sea grass farther out. Beware of power boats in the area.
5 star rating for The Bight Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The calm Bight Beach.

Scroll down for a map and access information.

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.

On its eastern end, The Bight Beach starts where Grace Bay Beach ends at The Bight Reef. It continues west 1.5 miles (2.3 km) to Smith's Reef in the Turtle Cove area.

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.

Snorkelling

Starfish at the Bight Beach.

Several small reefs are found in the area, the most-famous of which is the The Bight Reef.

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.

Accesses

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, 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.

Dangers

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.

Map & Locations

Map

Beach Accesses

Bight Park
Also known as The Children’s Park, this is the main Bight Beach access. A large parking area, bathrooms, and covered picnic gazebos can be found here.
Coral Gardens
Penn's Road
Found on the east end of the Bight Beach, this is the main access for the Bight Reef.
Delancy Lane
Delancy Lane
Found on the west end of the Bight Beach, this access is rarely busy. Small amounts of coral can be found to the west.
Lizard Lane
Lizard Land
Found to the west of the main Bight Beach Children’s Park access, this spot usually doesn’t see many visitors.
Sellar's Cut
Camilla Lane
A small secluded access between the main Bight Beach Children’s Park and Coral Garden’s accesses.
Stubb's Road
Stubb's Road
Found on the east end of the Bight Beach, this is another good access for the Bight Reef.