Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, Turks and Caicos
Photo: © jsnover

Half Moon Bay is a narrow strip of pristine tropical beach that has formed between two uninhabited cays. Not so long ago these little Caribbean sand islands were separated by a channel, but this has since filled with beautiful beach.

On the northern side of the sandy strip is a sheltered stretch of the Atlantic. The beach here is protected by a barrier reef not far from shore making the warm, shallow turquoise water ideal for swimming. The other side of the beach is even more sheltered and there is a shallow lagoon with even warmer water.

The beach is backed by low limestone cliffs at either end and a variety of vegetation including palm trees and Casuarina trees. Combined with the complete lack of development at Half Moon Bay the beach has a remote, wild feeling - despite being just over a mile from Providenciales. In fact there is no shortage of wildlife here with herons, pelicans and even ospreys frequenting the lagoon. A more unexpected visitor may be one of the rock iguanas that inhabit Little Water Cay, or Iguana Island to give it its other name!

Getting to Half Moon Bay requires a short boat trip from Provo and there are many companies offering day trips. Alternatively you can grab a kayak or paddle board and make your own way over. Either way it is pretty much guaranteed you won't have to share this beautiful Caribbean beach with many others.

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Half Moon Bay Weather Info

5 Day Half Moon Bay UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Half Moon Bay tide times & sea state

Sat 15/06 »

Surf report for Sat 15/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
14:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 2:42am (0.37m)
High 8:03am (0.68m)
Low 2:05pm (0.24m)
High 8:59pm (0.92m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:05
Sunset19:32
Dark19:57

Sun 16/06 »

Surf report for Sun 16/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 3:29am (0.37m)
High 8:48am (0.67m)
Low 2:48pm (0.25m)
High 9:42pm (0.91m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:05
Sunset19:33
Dark19:58

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 4:14am (0.37m)
High 9:33am (0.66m)
Low 3:30pm (0.26m)
High 10:25pm (0.90m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:05
Sunset19:33
Dark19:58

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 4:58am (0.38m)
High 10:18am (0.65m)
Low 4:13pm (0.28m)
High 11:07pm (0.88m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:05
Sunset19:33
Dark19:58

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
14:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 23mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 5:42am (0.38m)
High 11:03am (0.64m)
Low 4:58pm (0.30m)
High 11:50pm (0.85m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:05
Sunset19:33
Dark19:58

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
20:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 6:25am (0.38m)
High 11:51am (0.64m)
Low 5:44pm (0.32m)
Daylight
First light05:41
Sunrise06:06
Sunset19:34
Dark19:59

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

28 °C
(82 °F)

Fresh breeze, 30.2 km/h from E

Sea temperature

28.3°C / 83°F

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