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Babalua Beach

Beach Information
Do Not Take Shells or Coral
Do Not Touch Fish or Coral
Dogs Must be on Leash
No Lifeguard
No Fishing
Watch for Boats
Editor's Comments
Although centrally located, this location doesn’t see many visitors. The beach is decent, but the water tends to be shallow, with the occasional rock or sea plant. Interesting snorkeling can be found further out.
3-star rating for Babalua Beach by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Babalua Beach
The beautiful Babalua Beach, Providenciales.

Located between Turtle Cove and Thompson Cove, Babalua Beach (sometimes referred to as Blue Mountain Beach) is often overlooked by many. The ocean here doesn’t offer as pristine swimming conditions as Grace Bay, The Bight, and Leeward do, but the area is a bit more secluded while still being easy to access.

Babalua Beach is about 3,000 feet (900 m) long and because it’s bordered on one side by the channel into Turtle Cove Marina on one side and sea cliffs on the other, it’s not possible to walk along the coast to other beaches.

Reefs and Underwater Sights

Great snorkeling can be found 1,400 feet (425 m) down the beach west from the main access, but the easier to find and more expansive nearby Smith's Reef probably makes more sense as a snorkeling site.

The water depth in the area is generally quite shallow, and seagrass beds occupy much of the water off the beach. In addition to the small reef near the Babalua Beach access, another larger reef system can be found a bit further down the coast and near the ocean cliffs of Blue Mountain.

Babalua Beach is part of the Princess Alexandra National Park.

Above: Babalua Beach, Providenciales.   Top right:  Top left:  Bluehead Wrasse at Babalua Beach, Providenciales.   Bottom right:  Top right:  A Bluehead Wrasse at Babalua Beach, Providenciales.  


Turtle Cove Marina is located here, and there is a small threat to swimmers from vessels entering and leaving the marina. However, this isn’t much of a concern due to the no-wake speed limit, and the narrow entry lane into the marina. Nonetheless, you are advised to be cautious if nearby to the channel.

Babalua Beach Access

Babalua Beach has the public Main Access 🡓, which is found by following Cherokee Road from Leeward Highway to its end. The access is hidden behind the massive rock at the end of the road, on the far side of the last large villa.