Found fronting the Cruise Center, this beach sees by far the largest crowds of any beach in the country when a cruise ship is in.
The ocean at the Cruise Center Beach is almost always calm and clear, and the majority of the coastline is clean soft sand. There are a few rocky spots, but these are easily avoided.
As to be expected, this beach can get quite crowded in the vicinity of the
Cruise Center when a ship is present. However, there’s always more space further up the beach to the north. To the north is
As with all beaches in the Turks and Caicos, access is free. Complimentary beach lounger use is also offered near the Cruise Center for cruise guests. Be advised that some beach hawkers attempt to rent their own chairs out.
Snorkelling isn’t great here, but rock and coral patches can be found off the coast both to the north and south of the main pier and are home to small amounts of fish. Simply head south past the smaller Cruise Center shore excursions pier and look for the darker patches of ocean.
The calm waters of the Cruise Center Beach, Grand Turk.
A small reef can be found can be found off the beach half a mile south of the Cruise Center near
Boaby Rock Point. When weather conditions are calm, decent snorkelling can be found here.
There are two
restaurants within easy walking access of the Cruise Center Beach:
Margaritaville, Starbucks (the only one in the Turks and Caicos) and
Jack's Shack. Both establishments serve international favourites and bar food.
As is also the case with the Cruise Center itself, the restaurants tend to be quite crowded when a ship is in port. If you plan to rent a car and explore Grand Turk, consider dining at one of the
Cockburn Town restaurants if you’re looking for a bit more tranquillity.