Found on the northeast end of Providenciales, Leeward Beach continues east from where Grace Bay Beach ends. It’s possible to walk the uninterrupted seven miles (11.3km) stretch along the beach from Leeward, across Grace Bay Beach, and on to Turtle Cove.
This coast is usually quiet, especially when compared to Grace Bay Beach, as the area does not have any resorts and only some rental vacation villas. The beaches are generally excellent for swimming, however, the eastern end can get rough during stormy weather.
The snorkelling at Leeward Beach is not great. Several rock jetties in the area offer a bit of shelter to some small reef fish, but there no sites close to shore that are comparable with The Bight Reef and Smith's Reef.
Leeward Beach is one of the best beaches on Providenciales, along with Grace Bay Beach, The Bight Beach, Long Bay Beach, and Malcolm's Road Beach. It's also part of the Princess Alexandra National Park.
There are three main accesses to this beach: Stubb’s Point, Pelican Point, and Leeward Going Through.
At the Leeward Going Through access on the northeast corner of Providenciales, there can be currents at times due to the movement of water between Providenciales and Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) and Mangrove Cay. Watercraft also regularly travel through Leeward Channel to two marinas in the vicinity.