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

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 3:03am (0.52m)
Low 9:15am (0.15m)
High 4:07pm (0.67m)
Low 10:34pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:28
Sunset19:13
Dark19:36

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
14:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 4:01am (0.51m)
Low 10:12am (0.12m)
High 5:07pm (0.71m)
Low 11:35pm (0.23m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:29
Sunset19:12
Dark19:35

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
20:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 5:00am (0.52m)
Low 11:10am (0.09m)
High 6:05pm (0.74m)
Daylight
First light06:06
Sunrise06:29
Sunset19:11
Dark19:34

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 12:32am (0.21m)
High 5:59am (0.54m)
Low 12:08pm (0.06m)
High 6:59pm (0.77m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:29
Sunset19:10
Dark19:33

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
14:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
20:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 1:25am (0.18m)
High 6:56am (0.56m)
Low 1:05pm (0.03m)
High 7:52pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:30
Sunset19:10
Dark19:32

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
14:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
20:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 2:14am (0.16m)
High 7:52am (0.59m)
Low 2:01pm (0.02m)
High 8:42pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:30
Sunset19:09
Dark19:31

Today's weather

Rain showers

29 °C
(84 °F)

Fresh breeze, 33.5 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

28.3°C / 82.9°F

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