Governor's Beach

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Widely regarded as the best beach on Grand Turk, Governor’s Beach is a truly beautiful stretch of sand. It is everything you would expect from a Caribbean beach with a wide strip of powder white sand, crystal-clear aquamarine waters and a backdrop of casuarina and palm trees.

Set within the Columbus Landfall National Park the beach forms part of a protected pristine coastline. Off shore is a barrier reef which makes for world class diving. Whilst snorkeling is popular off the beach itself there isn’t really much to see as the bottom is mainly composed of the same white sand as the beach.

Governor’s Beach is located on the southwest coast of Grand Turk which means it is fairly sheltered from the southeasterly trade winds. The water here is also usually fairly calm, although no there is no official lifeguard service.

Despite the popularity and accolade Governor’s Beach doesn’t have a great array of facilities at hand. There are no public toilets and there is only a small kiosk to buy drinks and snacks from. When there is a cruise ship in though, there do tend be local to be local vendors selling snacks too.

The name of the beach comes from the old British Governor’s house which lies close to the beach.

Until very recently one of the “attractions” at Governor’s Beach was the wreck of the Mega One Triton. This former oil rig service vessel was washed ashore during a hurricane in 2012 and it was only removed in 2020.

Nearest town/city

Cockburn Town

Type of beach



  • Boat launch

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