East Bay is a rather nice and easy to access beach on the south coast of South Caicos. It’s the main beach accessible from
Cockburn Harbour, the main settlement on the island. The luxury East Bay Resort is located on an excellent section of the coast.
As is the case with many of the coastlines on South Caicos, the general East Bay region is quite scenic. To the north are the expansive salt
salinas, and beautiful
Dove Cay and
Long Cay are visible to the west.
As a coast exposed to the trade winds, the sand and water at East Bay Beach often experienced accumulations of seaweed and flotsam. East Bay Resort oversees regular cleaning of the area, and clean sand can now be found on the beach and ocean floor off of much of the coast.
The snorkeling options are quite limited at East Bay. A few small reefs and coral heads are located off the east end of the beach, yet these do not compare well to many of the island’s other
The Turks and Caicos generally experiences an east southeast
trade winds, and these conditions typically make East Bay the best kite spot on South Caicos. Wind will usually be onshore, whereas the other beaches on South Caicos typically have an offshore or side shore direction.
There can be a little chop on breezy days, yet a barrier reef and the small peninsula at
Shark Bay (Gannaway Bay) do quite a bit to flatten the ocean surface.
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East Bay is the most popular beach on South Caicos, due to it's ease of access. It's located on the southern coast, near to several villas and the Caicos Beach Club. The beach usually has seaweed washed ashore, and can be calm depending on the weather.