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The vivid horizon of Leeward Beach.

Leeward Beach

Beach Information
Watch for Boats
No Fishing
No Lifeguard
No Littering
Our Opinion
Great beaches without the crowds of Grace Bay.
5 star rating for Leeward Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The pristine Leeward Beach.

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.

Leeward Point and Little Water Cay.

There are three main accesses to this beach: Stubb’s Point, Pelican Point, and Leeward Going Through.

Dangers

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.

Map & Locations

Map

Beach Accesses

Leeward Going Through
Leeward Going Through is the northeast point of Providenciales. This is a great launching spot for kayaking or paddle boarding to Little Water Cay or the wetlands of Mangrove Cay. There can be a current at times between the islands and heavy boat traffic. Follow Prince Of Wales Drive (the continuation of Sandpiper Avenue) to 700 feet (225 meters) before its end. The access is on the left.
Pelican Point
This access has more rocks than the other accesses, but the location still has beautiful water and sand. A small 800 foot (240 meter) section of very low cliff is found close to east, but is easy to walk over. Follow Nightjar Road off of Sandpiper Avenue to the ocean. Due to erosion, it can be difficult to get down to the beach from the road. Decaying wire gabions with rocks are also a hazard.
Stubb's Point (Pelican Beach)
Also known as Pelican Beach, this is the most popular access, and there is an excellent view of the Grace Bay Resorts to the west. Several stone jetties are found off the beach here, and it’s possible to spot a few colorful fish off these when snorkeling during calm conditions. To get to the Stubb’s Point Access, take Shearwater Close off of Sandpiper Avenue and follow to its end.