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 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 3:50am (0.16m)
High 10:45am (0.84m)
Low 5:21pm (0.26m)
High 10:50pm (0.58m)
Daylight
First light05:54
Sunrise06:18
Sunset17:07
Dark17:31

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 4:45am (0.18m)
High 11:37am (0.82m)
Low 6:14pm (0.25m)
High 11:51pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light05:55
Sunrise06:19
Sunset17:07
Dark17:32

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
13:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 5:46am (0.20m)
High 12:31pm (0.80m)
Low 7:07pm (0.24m)
Daylight
First light05:55
Sunrise06:19
Sunset17:08
Dark17:32

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
13:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 12:58am (0.62m)
Low 6:53am (0.23m)
High 1:26pm (0.76m)
Low 7:59pm (0.23m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:20
Sunset17:08
Dark17:33

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
13:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:06am (0.65m)
Low 8:04am (0.26m)
High 2:22pm (0.73m)
Low 8:50pm (0.20m)
Daylight
First light05:56
Sunrise06:20
Sunset17:09
Dark17:33

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 3:12am (0.70m)
Low 9:17am (0.28m)
High 3:17pm (0.69m)
Low 9:39pm (0.18m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:21
Sunset17:09
Dark17:33

Today's weather

Fair

27 °C
(80 °F)

Moderate breeze, 28.1 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

26.5°C / 79.7°F

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