Almost the entirety of the north coast of Providenciales consists of beach, and this coastline is only interrupted by the entrance canals into Turtle Cove Marina and Thompson Cove, and the coastal cliffs fronting the nearby Blue Mountain area.
Several rental vacation villas are found in Thompson Cove which tends to be a very quiet neighborhood, although centrally located.
The Beach and Ocean Conditions
Thompson Cove beach isn’t great for swimming as the water here is shallow with lots of broken coral, sea urchins, and seagrass. There are some snorkeling sites a few hundred feet out, but the superior Smith's Reef is a far better choice in terms of underwater sights.
Coastal engineering in the form of rock jetties and groins has taken place at several locations fronting residences, and these have created small beaches that are a bit larger and more consistent than the natural beaches.
When in the water, be aware of boats entering the canal. The waterway sees very little traffic, yet it’s best to watch for vessels.
All old beach accesses have been blocked off. To get to this Thompson Cove Beach, it’s necessary to walk up the coast from adjacent Blue Hills Beach.