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

Sun 21/04 »

Surf report for Sun 21/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
14:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 5:44am (0.36m)
High 11:19am (0.70m)
Low 5:16pm (0.30m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:24
Sunset19:10
Dark19:33

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
14:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
20:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 12:04am (0.90m)
Low 6:37am (0.39m)
High 12:07pm (0.68m)
Low 6:03pm (0.32m)
Daylight
First light06:00
Sunrise06:23
Sunset19:10
Dark19:33

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
14:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
20:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 12:54am (0.87m)
Low 7:31am (0.41m)
High 12:58pm (0.66m)
Low 6:53pm (0.35m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:22
Sunset19:11
Dark19:34

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
14:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
20:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 1:47am (0.85m)
Low 8:25am (0.42m)
High 1:53pm (0.65m)
Low 7:47pm (0.37m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:21
Sunset19:11
Dark19:34

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
14:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
20:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 2:41am (0.83m)
Low 9:19am (0.43m)
High 2:52pm (0.65m)
Low 8:46pm (0.39m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:21
Sunset19:11
Dark19:35

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
14:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 3:35am (0.81m)
Low 10:10am (0.43m)
High 3:50pm (0.67m)
Low 9:46pm (0.39m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:20
Sunset19:12
Dark19:35

Today's weather

Fair

27 °C
(80 °F)

Moderate breeze, 23.8 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

26.7°C / 80°F

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