The beaches on North Caicos are never crowded and are usually deserted. So spend your solitude in secluded beaches Caribbean.
• All accesses to the beach are free.
• All beaches are public, including beaches in front of resorts and private residences.
• Fishing without a licence or in National Parks is illegal and carries significant fines and possible jail time (especially for foreigners). This includes collecting conch and lobster.
• Secluded beaches carry an increased risk of crime, both to person and property. Don’t leave valuables in your car or on the beach unattended. Read our Safety and Crime section for more information.
• Some beaches are very remote and there may not be any other people around to provide assistance in an emergency. Exercise caution and be aware of currents, surf conditions and hidden hazards.
Whitby Beach, a 7 mile stretch of white sand covers a considerable length of the northern coast. The famous Three Mary’s Cays is located on this side, famous for snorkeling and to see a huge Osprey nest on the Third Cay. The hotels and the majority of expatriots with homes on North Cacios have centered themselves in the Whitby area attracted by the fabulous white sand beaches.
The southern part of North Caicos is composed of swamp and tidal flats. These lush tidal flats are home to the largest sanctuary of West Indian Flamingos in the Turks & Caicos Islands. They abide in a protected nature reserve where planes are prohibited to fly and boats are not allowed to disturb the flourishing flock. There is a veiwpoint located in Whitby on the bluff above the flats. If you have a good set of binoculars you will see thousands of these beautiful pink birds. Also found on North Caicos is the rare Whistling Duck in the area of Pelican Point,Whitby, North Caicos.
The island possesses calm backwaters full of schooling bonefish and tarpon. Fishing trips, either deep sea, reef fishing or bonefishing, can be arranged with local native guides.
If you bring your c-card you can scuba dive on North Caicos at some of the most pristine locations in the islands.
Snorkelers enjoy the shallow clear waters and various coral heads along the North shore. The beaches along the North shore are gentle sloping and the waves are minimal as the shoreline is protected by the barrier reef, about 1 mile from land.
Beachcombers will enjoy miles of unspoiled beaches.
North Caicos is home to
• Three Mary’s Cays Sanctuary
• Pumpkin Bluff Pond Nature Preserve
• Dickhill Creek and Bellfield Landing Pond Nature Reserve
• Cottage Pond Nature Reserve
• East Bay Islands National Park
For more information on the Protected Areas of North Caicos and the Turks and Caicos Islands visit the website of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources
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