Found on the northeast end of Providenciales, Leeward Beach is one of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos. The coast is adjacent to and continues east from where
Grace Bay Beach ends. This beach surrounds the upscale residential region of Leeward.
As one of the top beaches on the island, general swimming conditions are excellent, and there’s plenty of perfect white sand real estate.
It’s possible to walk the uninterrupted seven miles (11.3km) stretch along the beach from Leeward Beach, across Grace Bay Beach, the
Bight Beach, and finally to
Smith’s Reef and
Turtle Cove, where the channel into
Turtle Cove Marina breaks up the north coast beach.
Leeward Beach has less development and consequently less traffic than Grace Bay, so you’ll likely be able to find a secluded and private section of coast to enjoy.
When there’s a bit of ocean swell, the ocean water in the area becomes a brilliant neon turquoise, especially off the north of Emerald Point and Leeward Going Through areas. The colour is truly breath-taking, and few people believe that the photos of Leeward Beach are real until they experience the coast for themselves.
There is no decent
snorkelling at Leeward Beach. Several rock jetties are found across the beach, yet these support little more than small numbers of reef fish. For those looking for underwater sights, we advise visiting the spectacular
Smith's Reef and
Pristine snorkelling sites are found on the barrier reef in the Leeward area, however, these sites are too far offshore to swim out to and it’s necessary to visit by
snorkelling cruise or
island hopping boat trip.
Leeward Beach is typically far less busy than Grace Bay Beach.
Many of the luxury
vacation rental villas on Providenciales are found in the Leeward area, and the most-impressive of these are the expansive beachfront mansions. It’s quite interesting to see walk the beach and see the architecture of these beautiful homes.
There are also quite a few accommodations options to stay at inland, and many are within a very short walking distance of Leeward Beach.
There are three main accesses to this beach: Stubb’s Point (also known as Pelican Beach or Sunset Beach), Pelican Point, and Leeward Going Through. There’s typically ample space for car parking at each access.