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

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
11:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 5:29am (0.14m)
High 12:18pm (0.70m)
Low 6:52pm (0.22m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:22
Dark18:45

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 12:22am (0.49m)
Low 6:19am (0.15m)
High 1:13pm (0.70m)
Low 7:51pm (0.22m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:45
Sunset18:21
Dark18:44

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 1:18am (0.48m)
Low 7:16am (0.15m)
High 2:13pm (0.70m)
Low 8:52pm (0.22m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:46
Sunset18:20
Dark18:43

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
20:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 2:22am (0.49m)
Low 8:20am (0.15m)
High 3:15pm (0.71m)
Low 9:52pm (0.21m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:46
Sunset18:20
Dark18:42

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 3:28am (0.51m)
Low 9:28am (0.14m)
High 4:16pm (0.71m)
Low 10:48pm (0.19m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:46
Sunset18:19
Dark18:42

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 4:34am (0.55m)
Low 10:36am (0.13m)
High 5:13pm (0.71m)
Low 11:39pm (0.16m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:47
Sunset18:18
Dark18:41

Today's weather

Fair

29 °C
(84 °F)

Light breeze, 7.6 km/h from S

Sea temperature

29.2°C / 84.5°F

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