Conch Bar BeachMiddle Caicos
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 the 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.
The small bluff on the coast (Big Hill) to the west of the village offers spectacular 360-degree views and is a great place to watch the surf.
Surfing and SUP
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.
There are a few rental villas right in the settlement.
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 small parking area at Sea View Café is the most popular and easiest-to-access spot.