Long Bay is a three mile long beach on the southeast coast of Providenciales. The water here is clear with two to four foot depths going out thousands of feet. Due to being on the southern shallow Caicos Banks side of Providenciales, Long Bay does not get any of the larger ocean swell waves that the northern beaches do, and only at times experiences small choppy waves caused by local winds.
Long Bay Beach is by far the most popular kiteboarding spot on Providenciales.
Long Bay is by far the most popular kiteboarding location on Providenciales and dozens of kites can be in the air on windy days. Due to the northeast trade winds, Long Bay usually has onshore or side-on wind.
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Long Bay has several beach accesses, but the easiest to get to is the Long Bay North access, which is located in the Shore Club development. Here, paved parking is provided and a boardwalk leads to the beach. Although there are other accesses, they are hard to find with no parking space provided.
The calm waters at the west end of Long Bay Beach.
The only main concern is speeding power boats and jet skis. These tend to stay farther out, but it’s best to be aware of them.
Old conch shells in the water can be an annoyance and painful when stepped on. Although the Long Bay North area has been cleaned out, shells can occasionally be found in the water off much of the rest of the three mile long beach.