This secluded and tranquil coast is the perfect place to relax and explore for a few hours. The scenery is great and the beach is great.
4 star rating for Long Beach (Sailrock East Beach) by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The beautiful coastal vegetation at Long Beach.
This beautiful beach is found on the eastern side of the long northern peninsula of South Caicos. 1.25 miles (2km)in length, the white sand coast here is the best beach on the island. Similar to the popular
Bight Beach on Providenciales, lush sea grass thrives a distance off the coast after an initial interval of perfect sandy bottom.
Although incredibly scenic, the only development in the area is the nearly-completed Sail Rock project.
It’s best to budget a couple hours for this general area when visiting. Exploring the surrounding wetlands, coastal cliffs and vistas can occupy a good bit of time.
There are no extensive reefs close to shore, so snorkelling is a bit limited. The sea grass beds are home to conch, stingrays and turtles, but there is no single "main" spot.
Unfortunately, there are no easy accesses to Long Beach. On the northern end several rough tracks lead to the coast, however these are in quite poor condition and it’ll be necessary to cover much of the distance on foot.
When driving from the
Cockburn Harbour region, the access tracks can be found on your left .5 to 1 mile (.75 to 1.5km) after passing the Sail Rock construction site.
Compared to the wild and remote
beaches of Middle Caicos (which can be miles from any building or settlement), Long Beach isn’t really remote. We do however recommend taking plenty of drinking water in case off vehicle breakdowns.