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Conch Bar Beach

Middle Caicos
Beach Information
No Lifeguard
Risk of Falling
Hidden Dangers
Dangerous Currents
Editor's Comments
The rugged coastline fronting the small village of Conch Bar on Middle Caicos is an impressive place to explore. When there’s an ocean swell, large waves can be seen breaking close off the beach.
4-star rating for Conch Bar Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Conch Bar Beach
Looking east over Conch Bar Beach from Big Hill.

Fronting the tiny village of Conch Bar, this beach is one of the few in the country that is located close to the subterranean underwater wall of the Caicos Islands plateau. About 2000 feet (610 m) off the beach, the ocean depth drops abruptly from about 50 feet (15 m) down into the thousands. Due to this geology, Conch Bar Beach and the adjacent Mudjin Harbour Beach emanate more of a rugged feel than other beaches in the country.

The attraction of Conch Bar Caves derives its name from this settlement.

The swimming and snorkeling at Conch Bar Beach depend highly on the surf conditions. When there’s a swell, neither is feasible. However, when conditions are calm, snorkeling is excellent.

Big Hill, which is the small bluff on the coast to the west of the village, offers spectacular 360-degree views and is a great place to watch the surf.

Surfing and Paddle Boarding

Conch Bar Beach, Turks and Caicos
The rugged coast at Conch Bar.

Due to the abrupt change in ocean depth, there’s typically a break to be found off the beach. Although usually too messy for surfing, when the conditions are right, this spot can be quite nice.

The best surfing and stand-up paddling break is found off the large hill to the west of the settlement and about halfway between Mudjin Harbour and Conch Bar Beach.

Beach Access

It’s very easy to access Conch Bar Beach as a small coastal road follows the ground above the beach. Simply stop at whatever spot appeals to you. The Benji Landing 🡓 access is the easiest and most popular access to the beach.