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Taylor Bay

Beach Information
Do Not Touch Fish or Coral
Dogs Must be on Leash
No Lifeguard
No Littering
No Loud Music or Noise
No Open Fires
Editor's Comments
Taylor Bay is a scenic cove that offers calm and shallow water, making it an excellent beach to visit with children. This beach is typically far less busy and more tranquil than the nearby Sapodilla Bay, where beach vendors are found.
5-star rating for Taylor Bay by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Wind sand patterns on the beach at Taylor Bay, Providenciales
Taylor Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Taylor Bay is found off the south coast of Providenciales, near Chalk Sound and west of Sapodilla Bay. This scenic beach isn't extensive at only about 2000 feet (600 meters) long. Sheltered by the small Ocean Point peninsula from the regular southeast trade winds, the water here is very shallow, calm, and clear and is consequently an excellent beach choice when visiting with small children.

The sheltered and calm Taylor Bay Beach
The beautiful Taylor Bay Beach.

This beach can be very interesting during very low tides as due to the very shallow water, large patches of sand with intricate patterns are exposed at times.

Quite a few rental vacation villas are located in this area, but the beach rarely sees any crowds. There’s no decent snorkeling nearby. The low sea cliffs that continue on both ends of the beach where the sand stops do shelter a few small fish and soft corals, but you won’t find much more than that.

Found nearby is the equally nice Sapodilla Bay, along with the Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carvings and Chalk Sound National Park.

How to Get to Taylor Bay

The western end of Taylor Bay Beach and low limestone coastal cliffs
The west end of Taylor Bay Beach.

The main access for Taylor Bay is found off of Ocean Point Drive in the Chalk Sound region of Providenciales. There’s limited parking here for about eight vehicles.

It’s not too difficult to find this beach.

After entering Chalk Sound Drive from South Dock Road, continue .8 miles (1.31 km) to Ocean Point Drive. The entrance to Chalk Sound Drive is at the junction opposite the fuel storage facility, and next to the small police station.

Before reaching the turn for Ocean Point Drive, you’ll pass the entrance for Las Brisas restaurant and Neptune Villas. Take Ocean Point Drive on your left and the small parking area for Taylor Bay will be on your right after about 1000 feet (300 m).

A 440-foot (134 m) walking path leads from Ocean Point Drive to Taylor Bay Beach.

Blocked Beach Access

There has been some contention over the traditional beach access path for Taylor Bay, which has been gated at various times. This route traveled over what may have been private land, and there is no government-sanctioned access. At this time, the entrance is not gated.

The Turks and Caicos Government is working on a solution to the beach access issues.

Taylor Bay Beach remains public and free to access up to the high tide point, and access by the general public to Taylor Bay from the ocean cannot be restricted.

There is a route to the coast on its western end near the entrance to the Silly Creek neighborhood, yet this path is not an established access.

Dick Clark's Beach House

Dick Clark, famous for hosting American Bandstand and the New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square in New York City, once owned a vacation home at Taylor Bay. The villa used to stand on the western end of the beach, yet is long gone. The coconut palms still thriving at the site were part of the landscaping at the getaway.

Dick Clark was one of a long list of famous people who visited or lived in the Turks and Caicos.

Biting Midges

Because Taylor Bay is generally sheltered from the typical eastern trade winds, the area can have biting midges (also known as no-see-ums, or sand fleas). These annoying insects emerge in the mornings and evenings, so you may want to bring insect repellent if you plan to visit this coast near sunrise or sunset times .


Taylor Bay is one of the safest beaches in the Turks and Caicos. The water here is almost always calm, and there are typically no currents or underpulls. There may be the occasional conch, shell, or small rock hidden in the sand.

Taylor Bay Beach and Ocean Point Peninsula on Providenciales
Looking at Ocean Point peninsula from Taylor Bay Beach.

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The main access for Taylor Bay Beach. Limited roadside parking can be found next to the beach path.